Photoshop is a great tool that can help you create amazing UI designs. But as powerful as Photoshop is, there is no denying it that accomplishing certain things takes time. In addition to that, sometimes you need to collaborate with others on the same design file which can get tricky.
That’s where Photoshop plugins come in handy. They speed up and improve your workflow and in this post, we’ve gathered the best Photoshop plugins for UI designers.
The Photoshop Toolbox
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Ink Specs For Your Photoshop Layers
Thanks to this plugin, you can easily provide other members of your team with extra important information about your mockups by documenting your layers, from typography to effects and shape sizes.
Easily convert your Photoshop layers into CSS with the help of this plugin. The plugin supports text layers, border radius, gradient overlays, and more. All you have to do is click the button and the plugin will generate the necessary CSS for you.
Titlemizer Photoshop Plugin (Envato Elements)
This premium plugin will generate random relevant titles, leads, texts, dates and usernames. The plugin supports topics such as technology, eCurrently supports English, Ukrainian and Russian text generation for three thematic categories: Technology, Economics and Politics.
If you ever need to see the fine details of your design, the Zoom Tool plugin will come in handy. The plugin supports scaling the design area to real size and the size that’s 2 times bigger than the device area. Perfect for Retina screens!
Photoshop HTML Block
With the help of this plugin, you will be able to easily generate HTML and CSS code from your designs. The plugin will also place the generated code inside a special block in Photoshop.
The Slice Maker makes creating Android’s DPI assets easy. This Photoshop extension does all the heavy lifting for you and gives you control on each generated image before the export.
Seamless Pattern Creation Kit (Envato Elements)
Patterns can enrich any design and with the help of this plugin, you can easily create seamless patterns with a click of a button. You can easily preview the pattern before creating them.
If you use a lot of fonts in your designs, locating which font was used on which layer is cumbersome. Well, this plugin solves that as it allows you to easily locate and select layers by font used so you can update them.
FontAwesome icons are one of the most popular icon sets and with the help of this Photoshop plugin, you can now easily add them to your designs.
Skeuomorphism is dead so there is no point in living in the past. This Photoshop plugin will help you become a flat design pro with the help of a button.
Louca UI Kit (Envato Elements)
This huge pack of UI elements contains an impressive 180 blocks made exclusively for Photoshop. All of the elements are vector-based and use well-organized layers.
Browser Layout Wrapper
Ever wanted to see how your Photoshop design would look in browser without exporting it? Well this plugin makes it easy as you can capture the Photoshop document and turn it into a browser window inside Safari.
Craft Photoshop Plugin
Thanks to this plugin, you can easily sync your Photoshop designs to InVision for better and faster prototyping. This can greatly speed up your workflow as it allows you to design, prototype, and collaborate within your design environment.
Export all Text for PSD
Use this plugin to export all the text in your Photoshop file to a plain text file. This is useful if you’re working with real copy as well as if you need to translate the text into a different language.
Amber UI Kit (Envato Elements)
This modern and minimalistic UI kit can be used in Photoshop. It includes a 12-column layout, more than a 1000 icons, and tons of elements that will allow you to create a beautiful website mockup.
Easily see how your design will look on retina screens with the help of this plugin. The plugin will double scale your design without any loss of quality.
Layrs Control 2
With the help of this plugin, you will be able to easily cross off those final edits of your to do list. The plugin contains 7 useful scripts for renaming layers, removing unused effects, deleting empty layers, and more.
Use this plugin to create custom grids in Photoshop. The plugin also allows you to create vertical rhythm, set gutters, and do other cool things with guides inside Photoshop.
WeDot Wireframe UI Kit (Envato Elements)
WeDot is a premium UI kit for Photoshop that’s included as a part of your Envato Elements subscription. The kit contains 170+ templates so you can easily prototype or design any kind of website or app in mere minutes.
This free Photoshop plugin allows you to easily create app prototypes and show off your app designs. The plugin comes with 10 mockups to choose from.
Use this plugin to transform generic Photoshop shapes into isometric creations. The plugin comes with 4 different transformations and can even generate cubes.
Composer for Photoshop
Layer comps help you provide more context for your designs but they can be tedious to update. This plugin makes it easy to update all your layer comps with a click of a button.
Paper Wireframe Kit (Envato Elements)
This paper wireframe kit makes it easy to create clean and impressive wireframes for your projects. The kit is available as a part of your Envato Elements subscription.
Long Shadow Generator
Long shadows are all the rage now and with the help of this plugin, you will be able to easily generate them whenever you want. The plugin gives you full control over the shadow’s opacity and length.
Exporter for Game Developers
This plugin is a great choice for anyone in need of advanced export options. It offers combined functionality of layer comps, masks, and actions for advanced exporting tasks.
If you’re a 3D artist, this plugin will come in handy. Using it, you can greatly improve your workflow as it offers a set of utility panels that speed up slow, repetitive, and error-prone tasks.
Use this plugin if you export your designs as PNG files often. It offers greater control over the PNG export as well as better support for alpha channel handling.
Pixel to Vector Generator
This little plugin is one of the most popular Photoshop plugins and it offers a nifty functionality: easily convert pixel shapes into vector shapes so you can resize and manipulate them without losing quality.
Velositey Version 2
This plugin helps you create website mockups inside Photoshop with ease. The plugin is lightweight and speeds up the workflow by allowing you to specify the number of columns, premade layouts, and more with a click of a button.
Seamless Texture Generator
Ever wanted to create a seamless texture from a picture quickly? This extension will help you do just that and what’s even better, it’ll do it in a fraction of the time needed to do it manually.
Renamy CC Plugin
Renaming your layers one by one is time-consuming. This plugin solves that problem as it allows you to easily rename multiple plugins at the same time.
Never wonder again which size is your document or a particular element in your design. With the help of this plugin, you will be able to easily add size marks to your Photoshop documents.
Brand.ai Photoshop Plugin
Brand.ai helps maintain consistency across your brand and now you can easily use your Brand.ai style guide colors in Photoshop.
Whether you’re trying to eliminate repetitive tasks or speed up your workflow, there is a Photoshop plugin out there that will help you achieve a certain task in a more efficient way. Stock up on Photoshop plugins from this list and easily rename multiple layers, gain better control over your PNG exports, and more.
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