Surprisingly Useful Photoshop Add-ons for Better Productivity

To be honest, I am not a fan of adding too much add-ons in my Photoshop CC as I prefer doing stuff the hard way. Perhaps, I am bit old school. But I do have some add-ons which I use almost every day, such as Pixabay, Adobe Color Themes and ScreenSnap. All of these, do make my life a bit easier.

I did a little research and I came up with a list of some very useful add-ons which can be used to speed up the design process and enhance your Photoshop.

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Adobe Color Themes

Surprisingly Useful Photoshop Add-ons for Better Productivity

If you are familiar with Adobe Color (Kuler), you will like this one. By default, this add-on is available with your Photoshop CC and you can easily use it by going to Window > Extensions > Adobe Color Themes. Just like in Adobe Color, you can browse Most Popular, Most Used or Random themes. You can also create your own themes by adding a main color and adjusting the other ones.

  • Available in Photoshop


Surprisingly Useful Photoshop Add-ons for Better Productivity

Adding images to designs can be time-consuming. I am sure every designer has a couple of websites which are used regularly to find great photos for mockups. Pixabay extension is a very useful one, if you do not want to browse free stock websites. It comes with a price though, as it costs $5. But you will have all the photos from Pixabay in your Photoshop with CC0 License.

  • Available for Sketch & Adobe Photoshop


Surprisingly Useful Photoshop Add-ons for Better Productivity

Created by blazrobar, this one is very useful for designers who regularly create app designs. EasyMockups allows you to automate your iOS design presentation. It also comes with 10 unique mockups to choose from.

  • Photoshop CC 2015+ Mac & PC


Surprisingly Useful Photoshop Add-ons for Better Productivity

I have been mentioning Fontea a while ago. It is a great add-on which will help you with your font choice in any design you are making. After installing it, you will be able to browse and choose from 800+ Google fonts. You can change fonts in seconds and it is completely free.

  • Currently available for PS 2014/2015.
  • Sketch coming soon.
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Surprisingly Useful Photoshop Add-ons for Better Productivity

If you are mad about fonts, then this add-on is your extension. It is completely free and it can be added not only in Photoshop but in Adobe® Photoshop®, Adobe® Illustrator®, Adobe® InDesign®, or Adobe® Fireworks® (CC2014 and previous versions). You can preview fonts in your designs and also search fonts by name, designer or foundry.

  • Photoshop, Illustrator,InDesign, or Fireworks (CC2014 and previous versions).

PSD Covers

Surprisingly Useful Photoshop Add-ons for Better Productivity

Most of the time, when you are working with clients, it is very crucial to show your designs in a way that is really close to final result. PSD covers is a website which provides an extensive range of different mockups. They also released an add-on for Adobe® Photoshop® which will allow you directly to try your designs on their mockups. Their paid account is as low as $1.35 per month and you will have access to all mockups available. The Free account will give you access to 100 Mockups.
Mac or Windows.

  • Photoshop CS4, CS5, CS6, CC (any release)

Seamless Textures v2

This free add-on is a very simple but a time-saving tool for Photoshop. Just with a click, it will generate a seamless pattern from your picture. You can also add the pattern to your Photoshop pattern palette.

  • Action set for Photoshop CS3+
  • Plugin extension for Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC-2014, CC-2015


This add-on is one that will help you transform shapes into isometric orientation. You can quickly simple isometric icons or other elements with a couple of click. If you are an icon creator, this tool with save you a lot of time.

  • PC and MAC, Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC-2014 and CC-2015

Pixel2Vector v2

Yet another great tool from the Orange Box. It is again a time-saver because it will convert any pixel shape you have in vector shape.

  • PC and MAC, Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC-2014 and CC-2015
  • PC and MAC, Photoshop Actions Set from CS3+

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