i know this is probably the most asked question

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i know this is probably the most asked question

Postby plug-in n00b » Sat May 03, 2003 10:45 pm

but what are thee best photoshop plug-ins. links too please!

-thanks in advance

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Postby Jaci » Sun May 04, 2003 4:05 am

It depends on what you want them for: text, general effects, 3d effects, photo correction... Pick up a subject and it will make it easier for you to get the links (or at least links to plug-ins that would really interest you) :D

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oh jeez

Postby plug-in n00b » Sun May 04, 2003 6:09 am

i cant choose...

im interesting in plug ins for all those areas!

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Postby HaraldHeim » Mon May 05, 2003 3:29 pm

If you are interested in free plugins have a look at

Here's are a few of my favorite commercial plugins:

EyeCandy 4000, Xenofex -> http://www.alienskin.com
Plugin Galaxy, HyperTyle, ColorWasher -> http://www.thepluginsite.com
Lunar Cell -> http://www.flamingpear.com
LensDoc -> http://www.andromeda.com
Photo/Graphic Edges -> http://www.autofx.com
KPT 3,5,6 -> not available anymore
Paint Alchemy -> http://www.xoastools.com
FilterMeister -> http://www.filtermeister.com

Of course, there are a lot more exciting plugin available. For a full list, see: http://thepluginsite.com/resources/commercialps.htm

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Postby Jaci » Wed May 07, 2003 1:43 am

I like practically of of Flaming Pear's plug-ins (www.flamingpear.com), Paint Engine (www.fantasticmachines.com) and Filter Farm (www.kees.cc/ffarm/ffarm.html).


[b]Other good plug-ins...[/b]

Postby Paullatitude » Tue May 20, 2003 5:55 pm

Personnally, I like nik multimedia plug-ins:
- nik Sharpener Pro! that allows you to sharpen optimally any picture according to the output you're gonna use.

- nik Color Efex Pro! offering you 55 versatile filters, from conventional effects to more artistic ones.

- and finally, they have Dfine, a powerful noise reduction plug-in.

I hope you will find something interesting there:

- Paul -

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Postby Reg Charie » Tue May 20, 2003 6:12 pm

Tile Tools and Paint Engine Plugins

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The Best PhotoShop Plug-ins

Postby mitchman » Tue May 20, 2003 7:46 pm

I agree that Alien Skin/Xenofex are the best for special efects, but I must add that I am surprised no one mentioned Extensis. PhotoFrame beats PGE (Auto FX Photo Graphic Edges) hands down for versatility, speed and ease of use, and they just came out with a new version (I cannot afford to upgrade yet, so I havn't tried it--but I intend to) I have both programs and way prefer Extensis. Auto FX is too cumbersome and delays PhotoShop load times by double (I have also been fustrated with crashes and quits from PGE--FYI: Mac OS 9.2; Photoshop 7.1--my switch to OSX may improve things greatly, but will be delayed for the release and my afordability of Quark 6).
Also for photographic quick repairs and adjustments both Image Doctor by Alien Skin and Extensis Intellihance work wonders. They are different in both approach and ability, so I use them both for different purposes. Intellihance is great for batch processing. If you are a student, go to JourneyEd.com for excellent pricing. You will find student pricing to be about the same for either products (Extensis vs PGE or Alien Skin) depending on sales and which filters you want. A Google search will provide any links you could want.

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