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Favourite Photoshop Plugin (Group forum)

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6 Jul 2010 8:34PM
I have never used Photoshop plugins and was wondering, what is everyone's favourite Photoshop plug-in and why?

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chase e2
9 1.1k 242 England
6 Jul 2010 8:39PM
Nik Colour Efex for me,which includes Silver Efex.
Easy to use,good previews & the option of using a brush tool instead of just plonking the effect straight onto the image.Silver Efex has some nice options for mono conversions,again easy to use & lots of options.
Down side...a bit on the pricey side Sad
James_G e2
7 166 5
6 Jul 2010 8:47PM
Agree with the above, although I have only the Silver Efex Pro mono conversion plug-in, but it's great. Easy to use, loads of options... but you pay for them! James.
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
6 Jul 2010 8:51PM
I'm currently enjoying playing with the film effects from Alien Skin's Exposure 3.
discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2010 9:54PM
The Nik software packs, and Totally Rad actions (the sharpening tools in those are fantastic).
6 Jul 2010 10:03PM
I'll have to have a look at a few of those. Any free plug-ins you guys recommend?
chase e2
9 1.1k 242 England
6 Jul 2010 10:22PM
For a freebie,Virtual Photographer is probably one of the most popular.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
6 Jul 2010 10:38PM
Another vote for "Virtual Photographer". I use it a lot.

"Eraser Genuine" is another useful freebie, that's by somebody called "Mehdi". I'm not sure where I found that.

Also, I'm currently playing with the free 30 day trial of Flaming Pear's "Flood filter" which is fun but not much use!

Jester.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
7 Jul 2010 11:14AM
hate tobe boring... but Silver EFX rocks..

and Virtual Photographer is the best freeby I've used
chase e2
9 1.1k 242 England
7 Jul 2010 12:31PM
SlowSong e2
6 4.8k 29 England
27 Aug 2010 7:33PM
Silver Efex, Colour Efex and Virtual Photographer. I'd forgotten I'd already downloaded VP but I put it in Filters in CS4 just now after reading the above thread, then discovered it already on my desktop under Virtual Studio. However, I mostly use Silver, my favourite.
pablo69 e2
6 201 6 England
20 Sep 2010 12:40PM
focal blade for sharpening and onone for other effects.
JackAllTog e2
5 4.0k 58 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2010 12:59PM
PanosFX is all i've tried so far (Free Bits), i really like the triple reflection for some photos .
I'll try some others Silver EFX sounds good, never new it was free (and hopefully works in PS elements 8)
MeanGreeny e2
9 3.7k England
20 Sep 2010 1:01PM
Silver Efex Pro
Topaz Detail
Topaz DeNoise
Topaz Adjust
Exposure 3
Topaz Remask

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