Who doesn’t like free stuff? Well, sadly, some of the best things in life — er, Photoshop are not for free. But with the tremendous features offered by these plug-ins, you can’t help but want them.
These plug-ins are very suitable and can meet demanding tasks — allowing users to focus on the end goals so that no energy is wasted on the nitty-gritty. They are truly every professional’s best friend!
PhotoTune 3 allows you to see two slides (before and after) so it’s easier for you to compare which parts to correct and enhance. If you’re a noob in using levels and curves, you’ll love this plug-in even more as it can improve the color and sharpness of an image. This tool is offered by onOneSoftware.
If you like browsing through presets and having an idea of how they would make your photo look like before actually applying them, you’re going to love the thumbnail feature of Topaz Adjust. A thumbnail somewhere in the lower right corner will show a preview of the effect so you’ll see ahead if it’s what you’re going for. Available at $49.99.
If you want a plug-in that’s pretty basic in features but can deliver powerful results, FocalBlade is your best bet. It’s ideal for enhancing the overall quality of a photo — be it for display or printing — particularly in the aspects of sharpening and noise reduction. Only for $69.95.
Blowing up photos are naturally bad for quality, but not when you’re using Blow Up 3! Using this plug-in, you can enlarge any subject without losing the sharp details. The results are flabbergastingly good, you’ll wonder which geniuses did the algorithms for this one.
Bending and texturizing images have never been so quick and easy! AV Bros Page Curl Pro 2.2 allows curling and folding an image across a 3D space. It also gives you the liberty to tweak the lighting as desired. Sweet!
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