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Mobile web design is an easiest and very popular way to engage users on your website. On mobile, every users can easily browse your website through responsive website.
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Adobe Photoshop is a very popular graphics editing program that comes with a ton of features – way too many to name. It’s hard to imagine that anyone could even need more features. Yet Photoshop supports extensions, which allows you to add even more useful features to the program. Some extensions add a single feature, while others add a multiple amount of new features.


It’s not necessarily used by just

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-web-designers/">web and graphic designers but can also be utilized by any creative out there, ranging from photographers to bloggers, as it’s quite a handy tool to have. Have a look at our list featuring 18 of the best free Adobe Photoshop extensions that will be useful for all creatives.



Creative Market

This extension gives you instant access to free and premium design content from Creative Market, which is a large community for independent creatives around the world. Each week you can get free graphics, templates, fonts, brushes and more.



BlendMe.In

With BlendMe.in you can browse through thousands of icons, vectors and other assets provided for free under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. When you find something you like, you can easily drag it into your Photoshop composition for use.



Flaticon

Flaticon gives you quick access to over 25,000 vector icons right from within Photoshop. A search bar is included, which makes it really easy to find just the icon that you’re looking for.



Boundary Noise Reduction

It’s often quite a challenge removing noise, such as unwanted dots and unnecessary pixels of color, from images. This extension simplifies that task by removing noise from DSLR (digital single-lense reflex) images and film scans. It’s basically a filter that you can add to Photoshop, and it comes with Smooth Area Detector.



Fonts.com Web Fonts

Photoshop comes with a large selection of fonts by default, but with the addition of the Fonts.com Web Fonts extension you can get access to thousands more. The extension lets you preview and try out Web fonts within your Photoshop projects. You will need a Fonts.com account to use this extension.



Natural Media Toolkit

Natural Media Toolkit gives you access to a versatile collection of natural media, texturing and product tools. You can do things like create documents that you look like real paper, use realistic watercolor brush and blending tools, add dimension with texturing tools, add guides to your projects, and much more.



White Balance / Highlight Recovery

This extension is good for photographs that have a lot of white in them as it helps to balance out the white level. As said by the creator, “…highlight recovery offers the possibility of increasing dynamic range compared to no highlight recovery.”



Composer

This easy-to-use extension lets you update multiple layer comps in just one click. First select any layer(s), then select any layer comp(s), finally use one of the four commands to update the selected layer comps. The four commands are: update layer style, update position, update visibility and update all.



Web Font Plug-in

Here’s another Web font extension. It gives you access to thousands of WebINK Web fonts from foundries like MoreType, OurType, TypeTogether and more. You can also connect to Google Fonts and get access to 1100+ more font families. You will need a WebINK account in order to use this extension.



CSS3Ps

If you use CSS3 in your designs, you’ll love this cloud-based extension. It lets you convert your layers to actual CSS3 code right from Photoshop. All you have to do is select the layer(s) and click a button to convert them. It’s extremely easy to use.



Tint Plug-in

Sometimes changing something as small as the tint of an image can make a huge difference. This extension does just that. You can add artistic effects using sepia tone, warm/cool filters, bleach bypass and more. You can also convert images to black and white and there are sliders that let you manually change things like the tint strength, tint hue, brightness, contrast and saturation.



VirtualPhotographer

VirtualPhotographer is the ultimate extension for applying professional looking styles and effects to your images, in just one click. You can also make adjustments to the color, film grain, focus, brightness, ambiance and contrast. Plus, it lets you add high quality effects, convert images to black and white, create stunning portrait effects and more.



Perfect Effects 4

Similar to VirtualPhotographer, Perfect Effects 4 lets you enhance your images with styles and effects. You can choose from over 70 effects, textures, borders and more. This tool can actually be used as a standalone program, as well as an extension for Photoshop. In just one click, you can add any effect, and you can even combine effects to create unique looks.



GuideGuide

If you like to use guides in Photoshop (ie. for wireframing or tables) this extension is for you. You can use it to create columns, rows, midpoints and baselines. You can also save frequently used guide sets for easy access.



Cut&Slice Me

Cut&Slice Me is an advanced extension that you lets you cut and export your assets to different devices in png format in the size of you want. In addition to exporting to your computer, you can also export to iOS and Android devices.



Mr. Stacks

The Mr. Stacks extension is a script that can create layer comp storyboards, stacks and PDF files in seconds. This is great for client presentations since it provides a single banner for them to look at, as opposed to you having to switch between multiple items.



Photoshop Tones Action

Photoshop Tones Action is a simple Photoshop extension that can take a single color and create tones (shades and tints) from it. This is really useful for creating color palettes or for finding different variation of colors for a design scheme.




Long Shadow Generator

Long Shadow Generator is a Photoshop extension that can create extremely long shadows in a single click. You can play around with it to create really neat effects. The plugin allows you to customize the length and opacity level, choose black or white, change the angle, and choose flatten or gradient.



Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments any other free Photoshop extensions that you think should be on this list.



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When do you know that your company needs a website redesign? In many cases, it's not just because of a single factor. Instead, it's the result of a combination of factors. And if you're wondering what factors most often lead to businesses deciding to look for redesign services, that's exactly what we're going to cover right now;
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Designers and developers have unlimited potential and opportunities when it comes to side projects. With your skills, knowledge, and experience you can do any number of different things aside from your full-time work to make a little extra money, or just for fun. Some of the possibilities include blogging, designing stock graphics for sale (like icons, vectors, etc.), designing and selling website templates or themes, running a community website, and writing a book or e-book. Of course, there are countless possibilities, these are just some of the more common choices.

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choose to take on side projects because they can provide a creative outlet where you get to make all of your own decisions, rather than just following the wishes of a client. They can also help to give you something productive to do during down time between client projects, or for those who are working to build a portfolio they can often serve as excellent work samples. Side projects also have potential to make some money, and in some cases they can even lead to a full-time income. They can even provide some excellent networking and collaboration opportunities. So as you can see, there are a lot of reasons for designers to consider taking on a side project.

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Your business website must get great first impressions from your visitors. First impressions can greatly contribute to the number of new clients you might get. So web design is a critical process.
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From time to time, we observe, find and collect high-quality photoshop tutorials and feature them in lists such as this to keep our readers abreast with the latest and greatest tutorials around. We’ve previously showcased a number of text effect tutorials, as well as tutorials on photo effects, and retro and vintage effects, but if you’re more into text effects, then today’s article will more than likely help you kick it up a notch.


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I’ve put together more than 20 fantastic Photoshop Text Effect Tutorials that give you cute, creepy, festive, fun and even legendary results. If you like what you see, check out the tutorials via the links provided below. Which of the tutorials did you like best? Tell us your thoughts.


3D Skyscraper Text Effect

Stack up your text in 3D skyscraper style using Photoshop CS5. [View Tutorial]



3D Ribbon Wrapped

Create a 3D ribbon cutout text effect in Photoshop from scratch with this detailed tutorial. [View Tutorial]



Cinematic "Sergeant America" Text Effect

This tutorial focuses on how to create a marvelous "Sergeant America" metallic text in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



Retro Folded Typography

Put your text through the folds, with an awesome folded coloured paper text effect in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



Super Glossy 3D Typography

This is a tutorial based on how to create a super glossy and colourful text effect with reflection in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



"Real Steel" Inspired Text Effect

Ever wanted that metallic and super cool text effect as inspired from the "Reel Steel" movie poster? Now you can build your own from scratch in Photoshop and this tutorial. [View Tutorial]



Ice Cream Type Treatment

A cute and delicious way to treat your text. [View Tutorial]



3D Text Effect with Abstract Brush

This tutorial shows how to create a wonderful 3D text effect with beautiful brush decoration and lighting in Photoshop from scratch. [View Tutorial]



Colourful Aura Text Effect

This is a tutorial based on creating a colourful aura text effect in Photoshop from scratch with detailed steps. [View Tutorial]



Realistic Folded Paper Text

Create a realistic folded paper text effect in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



Lost in Space Typography

This tutorial is based on creating an abstract composition of colours and lights, and applying that created texture in a text layer in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



3D Text Effect Using Layer Styles

This is a tutorial on how to create a 3D text effect with metallic and shiny edges and inside light effects in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



Smoke Text Effect

Learn how to create a realistic smoke text effect in Photoshop, easy and simple, with detailed guides. [View Tutorial]



Colorful Text Design

This is a tutorial which shows how to create marvelous and splendid colourful text styles with different layers in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



Grungy Style Text Effect Inspired by "Infamous 2"

This tutorial is based on how to create a grungy and superb text effect as inspired by the game Infamous 2, in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



Baseball-Inspired Text Effect

This is a tutorial based on how to create a realistic baseball inspired text effects with stitches around the corner in Photoshop, made from scratch. [View Tutorial]



RAWZ Light Effects

This tutorial shows how to create superb RAWZ light effect text style with carbon fiber background in Photoshop from scratch. [View Tutorial]



Candy Cane Text

A tutorial to create a modern, colourful and delicious candy-like text effect in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



Broken Plate Text Effect

This tutorial illustrates a wonderful and realistic broken plates text effect in Photoshop from just a blank Photoshop document. [View Tutorial]



Colourful Rainbow Text Effect

This tutorial is based on creating a marvelous rainbow text effect with different effects in Photoshop from scratch. [View Tutorial]



Realistic Stitched Text Effect

Create a realistic fabric stitching text effect in Photoshop from zero. [View Tutorial]



Steam Powered Typographic Treatment

This is a tutorial which focuses on creating an awesome steam-powered text effect in Photoshop from scratch. [View Tutorial]



Abstract Layered Text with Decorative Lighting Effect

Learn how to render an abstract layered text effect with wonderful lighting effects in Photoshop. [View Tutorial]



Editable on Screen Text Effect using Smart Objects

This is a tutorial which focuses on creating an LED pattern type text which you can see in normal LED displays, in Photoshop using Smart Objects. [View Tutorial]



More Photoshop Tutorials

Here are more Photoshop tutorials we’ve previously published:



How to Draw Realistic iPad2
How to Draw Realistic Samsung Galaxy S2
How to Draw Apple iCloud Icon
The Avengers Text Effect With Illustrator & Photoshop
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