ThePluginSite Panel is an extension for Photoshop CS4, CS5 and
CS6 and works under Windows and MacOS X. It allows you to apply
all Photoshop plugins created by The Plugin Site in a convenient
way. It lets you add or remove the plugin effect to and from the
image as well as duplicate, stamp or flatten the current layer
before running a plugin. It is
You can have a look at an
interactive demo of the panel. The demo only demonstrates
the UI of the panel, so clicking of the controls has no effect.
- Works in Photoshop
CS4, CS5 and CS6 under Windows and MacOS X
- Applies all plugins of The Plugin Site
conveniently from a panel.
- Apply the last
plugin effect without displaying a dialog
- Use the brush
tool to add or remove the plugin effect
- Apply a plugin to the current layer,
a duplicated version of it or a stamped layer, which is a merged
copy of all visible layers.
- Flatten all layers
before applying a plugin.
- It can be docked
to the other panels in Photoshop as well as collapsed.
- The panel is resizable.
So making it bigger also enlarges the list box with the plugin
- In the German
version of Photoshop it displays a German UI
- Visit www.thepluginsite.com
by clicking the logo at the top
To install it double click the downloaded
.mxp file and follow the installation instructions. Then run Photoshop
CS4 or CS5 and display the panel by choosing Window > Extensions
> ThePluginSite from the menu. You can leave the panel floating
or dock it to the other palettes by dragging it there.
How does it work?
At first you need to select a plugin from
the list at the left. Then click on one of the four buttons at
the right, or alternatively double click a plugin in the list
to run it. There is also a combo box and a check box for determining
to which layer the plugin will be applied. Here is an explanation
of these features:
Run: Runs the selected plugin and
displays the plugin dialog. This has the same effect as double
clicking a plugin item in the list.
Repeat: If you already ran a plugin, it applies the plugin
without showing a dialog. Otherwise the dialog will display.
Add: After you clicked the Add button, the plugin dialog
appears. Choose your settings and press OK. Now you do not see
the effect. You have to paint on the image to reveal the effect.
The brush tool is already activated.
Remove: This button displays the
dialog of the selected plugin. Choose your settings and press
OK. To remove the effect from some areas of the image please
paint on the image. The brush tool is already activated.
Apply to Layer: This combo box determines
to which layer the plugin is applied. The 'Current' option applies
the plugin to the currently selected layer. The 'Duplicated'
option duplicates the selected layer and applies the plugin
to it. The 'Stamped' option inserts a merged copy of all visible
layers as a new layer and runs the plugin on it.
Flatten: If this check box is activated,
all layers are combined before the selected plugin is applied.
Rescan: Click this box after you
installed new plugin or plugin versions in order to make the
panel recognize them. The plugin scanning process will take
a few seconds. This button vanishes afterwards.
Logo: Click on the logo image at
the top to display www.thepluginsite.com in your web browser.
You can download the ThePluginSite
Panel from our Download Center.