35 Optical Flare brushes for use in Adobe Photoshop. I love these brushes because they allow you to adjust the color, size and placement – making them much easier to use than using lens flare filters and images.
Ink is a plugin that helps web designers and developers provide extra information about their mockups by documenting layers, typography, effects and shape sizes, etc.
Though I’m not a web designer or developer by trade, I can totally see how the free Ink plugin would be extremely useful. Truth be told, I use Photoshop’s built-in Notes feature to document complex PSD files that I share with clients and other designers/vendors. It’s also a great way to leave notes to yourself on how you created a particular effect (the settings you used in Gaussian Blur filter, for example).
The Ink plugin is currently in beta and is available for Photoshop CS6 and CC only.
Few Photoshop brushes are as useful as cloud brushes are. Here’s a link to a collection of some great Photoshop cloud brushes.
This collection of 100 awesome Photoshop action files creates realistic mockups of your designs with the click of a button. Here are a few samples of what you can create (click to enlarge/see details).
The collection includes:
- 17 Hardcover books
- 9 Softcover books
- 9 Paperback books
- 8 Pamphlets
- 5 Magazines
- 6 Flyers
- 4 Envelopes
- 8 CD/DVDs & cases
- 8 Business cards
- 25 Brochure layouts
- 5 Bags
You can grab the collection of 100 Photoshop Mockup Actions here.
Long Shadow Generator is a Photoshop extension to which creates long shadow with a single click! It’s the perfect add-on for web designers working on a site with a flat design who want to add a little dimension to the design without using typical drop shadows.
You can control the direction, opacity and length, as well as black or white shadows. Long Shadow Generator works with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and CC, and is absolutely free.
There are lots of ways to convert a color image to black & white in Adobe Photoshop, but here’s a simple little Action you can apply to your color image to give you a rich, detailed conversion result. As you can see in the image above, the standard grayscale conversion results in a rather flat looking image. But using the Black and White Action, the photo is enhanced with deeper tones and more contrast, offering a more dramatic end result.
Vandelay Design has made available a fantastic Photoshop action to easily create stunning 3D from your Photoshop text and objects. As you can see in the image above, the results are pretty darn good for what started as some plain green text.
You can grab the free Magic 3D Photoshop Action here.