Thursday, April 6, 2017

Has The Ghost Met His Match in ‘Doctor Who: Ghost Stories’?


After defeating the nefarious Harmony Shoal and saving the world, Grant and Lucy went home to exchange Christmas gifts and start a normal life together. Or so they thought. *Dramatic sound effect* The […]

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The 4 Most Terrifying Episodes of ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’


Growing up in the late eighties and early nineties in America, a cable channel devoted to kids was right up my ally. I enjoyed Halloween and all things spooky a bit too much, […]

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Best Photoshop Plugins


Photoshop is a powerful graphic design software that enables designers to work with both raster and vector images. The incredible algorithms and unmatchable user-friendly interface have helped this design software become a top choice on the market. Yet, what makes Photoshop truly unique is the impressive collection of free and premium plugins that designers can use to facilitate their work.

Best Photoshop Plugins To Facilitate Your Creative Process

Here are some of the top Photoshop plugins you purchase or can download for free.

The Uberplugins Collection

The Uberplugins collection contains 14 unique plugins for Photoshop that will help you manage your files, insert third-party embeds, change layer spacing, and more. The collection contains both free and premium plugins that you can download directly or purchase at a reasonable price. The plugins include functions, such as locating specific fonts, batch import and export options, turn paragraphs into columns, etc. With the plugins, you can also instantly insert free handpicked user images into your interface design or browse among 30,000+ free stock photos.

The Shutterstock Photoshop Plugin

This Shutterstock plugin allows you to browse, manage, and edit stock photography directly in Photoshop. It not only saves you the inconvenience of constantly switching between browser tabs and desktop software but makes photo selection a natural, fluid experience that’s neatly integrated with the designing process. You can play around with images, test ideas, edit, and retouch them prior to purchasing them. Once you get a license, the watermark will disappear and you will be able to continue your work without needing to start all over again.

Blow Up 3

Blow Up 3 makes photo zooming so precise that even ridiculous crime drama photo enhancements might look absolutely realistic to you after you’ve used this plugin. The innovative algorithm of this Photoshop plugin converts pixels into vectors to achieve extreme precision and easily smooth up images without loosing detail and quality. It can also be used for improving image quality after JPEG compression. This means you won’t need to fret much when a client sends you a low-quality image for web and print projects.

Fluid Mask 3

Fluid Mask 3 is a freestanding app and a Photoshop plugin that makes background tracing and cutouts as easy as painting. The plugin facilitates masking and background removal by segmenting images into different objects that you can easily select, delete, and manage via the tool. The official website of Fluid Mask 3 contains some impressive examples of high-detail background tracing and has great tutorials that can get you started with the plugin’s amazing features.

PSD Cleaner

Messy layers can completely spoil your work process when dealing heavy-layer Photoshop files. With the help of PSD Cleaner, you’ll be able to easily manage and organize your layers. This Photoshop plugin will scan through your PSD structure, locate the messy layers and allows you to quickly organize them via a neat management panel. With this tool, you can also easily locate and fix all CSS incompatible layers within your project.

Screen Snap

Screen Snap is a premium Photoshop plugin created by PluginMate. What this plugin does is allow you to easily make high-resolution screenshots of your Photoshop projects. With Screen Snap, you can select as specific area or snap the entire screen. The tool can also help you generate a @2x version of your screenshot.

Velositey

This Photoshop extension makes web design prototyping easy as a breeze. Velositey is an efficient Photoshop plugin that brings web template redesigning directly to Photoshop. It contains more than 60 templates you can use at the price of a social media mention. It makes website template creation quick and effortlessly helps designers translate their ideas onto the Photoshop canvas.

CSS3Ps

This Photoshop extension will help you easily, resize, color and name your CSS elements. What the plugin does is convert layer information, such as size, color, font-size, font-family, etc. into ready-to-use CSS3 codes. You can simply copy the code and use it direclty in the CSS code editor. Once you click on the element of your choice, the plugin will tell you how it should be placed on the Web.

WebZap

With WebZap you can easily create web layouts based on a 960-degree grid system. This Photoshop plugin breaks up web pages into three main areas: navigation, feature, and fold. It also facilitates the creation process of form buttons and aids text styling across the entire layout.

Subtle Patterns

Subtle Patterns is one of the most loved resource websites for seamless background patterns.  Besides its amazing library, the website also offers an amazing plugin that integrates the pattern library into Photoshop and allows easy browsing and image use.

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Nier: Automata Is a Game of the Year, and Here Are Tons of Spoilers Why


I tried to show Nier: Automata to a colleague. I told him that it’s an example of how a game can be art, exploring philosophical questions with fantastic audio and visual presentation, coupled […]

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Star Wars Exclusives Just in Time for the Celebration


Just when I think I am done writing about Star Wars Celebration exclusives, Lego quickly proves me wrong. We are just a few days away from the big event in Orlando, Florida and […]

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YouTube Has its Own Streaming TV Service Now


YouTube is getting into the TV streaming game, though it’s less like Hulu or Netflix, and closer to Sling TV or Sony’s PlayStation Vue. YouTube TV launched on April 5, 2017, bringing live […]

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Geek deals: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 quad-core gaming laptop for $735

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In the market for a budget gaming laptop? Check out the 15.6-inch Inspiron 15 7000 from Dell. Not only does it ship with a quad-core Skylake CPU, a discrete graphics card, and a […]

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Build Your Own 8-Bit Game Console for $35


The average teenage gamer spends so much time building worlds, defeating monsters, and crushing candy that there’s no time for science, engineering, and math. But 18-year-old student and technology enthusiast Albert Gajšak wants […]

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VPNs Are Not the Cure-All They Seem to Be

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So a lot of you are probably a little concerned (and rightfully so) about some upcoming non-shifts in internet privacy laws. And if you haven’t heard, in essence, Trump and pals decided to […]

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Season 2 of One Punch Man is Now in Production


One Punch Man captivated audiences by deconstructing some of the tropes and norms of Shounen anime and manga upon its debut in 2015. However, it’s been two years, and fans have been clamoring […]

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