Schnapps {$19.95}

Create time-lapse videos of your designs.


Be a better designer
Iterative design is a design methodology based on a cyclic process of prototyping, testing, analyzing, and refining a product or process. Based on the results of testing the most recent iteration of a design, changes and refinements are made. This process is intended to improve the quality and functionality of a design.

Examples of use
Here are a few ways people are using Schnapps

Iterations


Make sure the latest version is the best version by viewing old iterations.

History


You may have done something early on that was great that you’ve forgotten about.

Evidence


Use the exported clip as evidence of exploration to your boss or clients.

Credits: Beyond Labs, Inc

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Semser {free}

Photoshop plugin for quick export of assets

This panel could save selected layers as of yet

  • png saves as png-24
  • jpeg saves with 80% quality
  • if you have only background layer or its selected it will not be export
  • if Prompt file name is ticked then file will be saved with layers name
  • Trim function will trim layer 

The promo site all in Russian but you can guess where to press download :)

Credits: roose

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Quickguide Pro 2.0 {free}

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You can draw 12 pattern guides.
 Along the selection or layer objects and center of selection or layer objects.
 
ToggleGuideLock/GuideVisibility
Follow the menu cumbersome And sometimes mouse is earlier than the shortcut.
toggle lock state of the guide, lock/unlock.
toggle visibility state of the guide, visible/invisible
 


Copy&PasteGuide
Want a standard feature. Please when you mass-produce screen.
copy guide to clipboard.If you were copy guides then you can paste guides.
 
ClearGuide
clear all guides.

ClearSelectedGuide
I want to delete the guides as illustrator.
clear guides in the selection.
notes:copyed guides is initialize when you execute ClearSelectedGuide.

Credits: Guchitaka

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LiveShare PS {free}

LIVESHARE PS: REAL-TIME DESIGN MEETINGS INSIDE PHOTOSHOP

Whether you’re presenting high fidelity designs or just talking through some rough concepts, LiveShare PS offers powerful one-click collaboration.
Start a LiveShare meeting directly from Photoshop

With LiveShare PS you can now broadcast any Photoshop document to as many people as you want through an instant LiveShare meeting. If you make a change to your Photoshop document, they’ll instantly see your changes in the LiveShare meeting—you don’t even have to hit the save button!

Mobile Mirroring
We know that actually viewing your mobile designs on a device is paramount to creating a good experience, so we’ve baked in live mobile mirroring for LiveShare PS. Just send yourself a link right from photoshop, add a shortcut to your home-screen, and you’re one tap away from previewing any photoshop document on your mobile device.


Wait a minute, what’s a LiveShare?

Recently we released a revolutionary new way to collaborate on design. In cased you missed that, here’s a recap: LiveShare is a design collaboration tool that allows you conduct real-time meetings in your browser, without the clunky, pixellated experience that screen-sharing offers. Here are a few highlights

See other people’s cursors with nametags on your screen
Sketch on top of designs to communicate visually
Conduct group voice chat or conference calls
Presenter keeps control of the pace of the meeting
What does this mean for your workflow?

You now get to review and share work earlier, faster, easier, and more often. We’re constantly reducing the friction of sharing, collaborating, and getting feedback. We’d love for you to give it a try and leave us some of your own!

Credits: Invision.app

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Materialing {free}

Materialing will allow you to easily create, paint and reuse entire materials as presets, organizing and layering them ready for your texture work.

Materialing simply allows you to paint with entire materials using the comfort of the familiar photoshop environment.

What Materialing does, is provide another tool in your texture workflow that offers the convenience of remaining in Photoshop by allowing you to paint and propagate edits across various layers and save out multiple maps with one click.

Using material layer masks give you the option to replace a material layer while still keeping the mask in tact. This way you can update all the textures that comprise the material quite easily. On top of that the parent material keeps track of all the assets that ever used it and if at any point in production you decide to update your source material preset * the changes can automatically be propagated across all the use-cases.

Materialing also provides the ability to tweak your material presets in your unique assets Photoshop file and your changes will be saved even if you choose to reimport or update your material preset. One of the goals of Materialing is to make re-using material so easy that everyone will do it.

Credits: Andrew Maximov

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Doco {$29}

View and Manage open Adobe Photoshop Documents

IT’S THE MISSING DOCUMENTS PANEL
DOCO lets you view all your open documents in Adobe Photoshop and can quickly switch between them. No more trying to figure out which Photoshop document tab is the one you want. With real time preview, this is the panel you always wanted.

DRAG TO MERGE
Select one or more documents and drag to merge. It has never been easier to manage open Adobe Photoshop documents while you work.

LAYERS FUN
Doco brilliantly lets you copy selected layers or adjustments from document to document with a simple drag and drop. Moreover, drop the layers icon outside and Doco will create a new document for you. How awesome is that!

Close documents
Easily close multiple documents without going over each document.

Rotate documents
Rotate multiple documents left or right by 90 degrees in just one click. No need to rotate documents one by one or create complicated actions.

Paste on multiple documents
Need to paste the same content on multiple documents? No problem, copy, select target document and click the paste button.

Match image size
Doco can match the image size of multiple documents to the size of the current document in a click of a button. No need for complicated actions and batch processes.

Merge selected documents
Select multiple documents and click the merge button. Doco will automatically merge all documents to the current document. No more dragging layers around!

Credits: CREATIVE DO

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PicJumbo {$8}

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The Ultimate Picjumbo Library in a Photoshop Panel
Free and beautiful stock photos for commercial and personal projects at your fingertips.

Get direct access to new images everyday

Picjumbo adds to their collection of stunning photos everyday. With our plugin, you will have complete access to all of them.

Apply instantly
No more distractions or manual downloads. Juck click the image and it will automatically turn into a layer.

Powerful search
Stop spending time finding the perfect photo. With our effective search engine you will find the one you need.

Credits: Madebysource

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JetPack {$19}

JetPack is a powerful Photoshop extension that’s been developed with icon designers in mind. It features 4 exceptionally useful workflow tools that will not only save you heaps of precious design time but also enhance the entire icon design experience in Photoshop.


Instant templates
With just a few clicks you’re ready to start designing your next icon set with JetPack’s instant icon template feature.

Raster to vector
With one click you can now convert raster layers into re-scaleable vector shapes using JetPack’s powerful pixel trace tool.

Layout icons
No more time spent nudging icons around the canvas trying to space them out evenly. JetPack will do it all for you.

Dual view
Design icons up close for pixel perfection and view them at actual screen size simultaneously with JetPack’s dual view.

Credits: Norm

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CG Surprise! 3 plugins Bundle {$80 total or 35 each}

CG Surprise is the Photoshop (CS6 and CC, Mac and Windows) extensions system which changes 1, 2 or 3 layers into 3D-looking objects with just 1 click. You set sides only once and get many different results with little to no effort, right in Photoshop. To achieve that CGS uses a novel algorithm which I’ve been inventing and developing for over a year. The objects don’t have to be real; you could use vector shapes, text, sketches, drawings or even mix of photos.

Generated layers are flat (2D), so you don’t need any 3D skills to edit them. To put things in technical terms, the 3D objects that are built by CGS are actually known as projections. You can’t rotate these objects within 3D space, so to get a different orientation just run CGS again and generate a new one.
CG Surprise has some materials (textures) built in; you can also use your own.

CGS comes in 3 editions: Pixel-Perfect (pixel-art style), Smooth (with anti-aliasing) and Vector. Each edition has 6 types of orientations, including Isometric, Oblique and Cavalier.

CGS works best with straight, clean edges and geometric forms; avoid organic ones (like animals, people, plants), unless they are drawn in blocky / pixel art style. You will get the best results with layers size 100-200 px.

CGS accuracy is about +/- 2 px. Try to avoid details less than 4 px.

Please note that generated object may need some manual adjustments as the process involves skewing and / or scaling of the original. 

And finally, when you’re looking for inspiration, run surprising mode, which simply generates an object at random orientation and with random material. Experiment, play and have fun! :)

Package includes:
CG Surprise! Pixel-Perfect Edition
CG Surprise! Smooth Edition
CG Surprise! Vector Edition
1 PSD file for individual exercises
PDF with instructions to help you get started

Credits: CG Surprise!

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The animators toolbar {free}

The the toolbar is designed to be docked right above the timeline panel and help animator do routine tasks.

Toolbar Button Overview

First part of the Animator’s Toolbar


Go To:
1. Go To › First frame on the Timeline
2. Go To › Previous frame
3. Go To › Specific Frame (or time, depending on Timeline settings)
4. Go To › Next frame
5. Go To › Last frame on the Timeline


Work Area:
1. Go To beginning of Work Area
2. Set beginning of Work Area (at playhead)
3. Extract Work Area ~ Video Layer only
4. Lift Work Area  ~ Video Layer only
5. Set end of Work Area (at playhead)
6. Go To end of Work Area

Move and Trim:
For now these functions only work per layer. When multiple Layers are selected, Photoshop will throw an error message. Still working on a solution for that one…
1. Move beginning of selected Layer at playhead
2. Trim beginning of selected Layer at playhead
3. Split at playhead ~ Splits multiple Layers
4. Trim end of selected Layer at playhead
5. Move end of selected Layer at playhead

Second part of the Animator’s Toolbar
Visibility:

When working on a project the timeline can get crowded pretty fast. Mark any Layers you’re working on as Favourites to hide all other Layers on the timeline. Once set, you can toggle between Favourite view and Total view.
1. Show all Layers on the Timeline
2. Show only Favourite Layers on the Timeline
3. Mark selected Layers as Favourite and hide others

Light table (Unionskin):
1. Toggle on/of
2. Unionskin settings

Settings:
1. Timeline Frame rate
2. Panel Options
3. Enable Timeline keyboard shortcuts
(for whenever you want to be able nudge selections with the arrow-keys)

Labels:
Labeled Layers are color-coded and renamed to the chosen label and the Layer-index.
The Label-function works on multiple Layers at once. 
1. Mark selected Layers as “Key”
2. Mark selected Layers as “Extreme”
3. Mark selected Layers as “Breakdown”
4. Mark selected Layers as “Inbetween”
5. Reset label for selected Layers

Credits: PS_Animation

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PSD to PNG - Automator Action {free}

This automator action converts PSD’s to PNG’s with just a drag n’ drop. (Mac only)

When it comes to open a PSD just to convert it to PNG, it can be a real pain in the ass.

HOW IT WORKS: 

- Drag n’ drop PSD files to the action; 
- It creates a folder called PNG in the same directory as your PSD.

You can use this action for single or multiple files, how many times you want without creating more “PNG” folders.

Credits: Luis Silva

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