Extractions, removing backgrounds, selections, cut-outs: Whatever you call them, it all boils down to creating a great mask in Photoshop. As this is possibly the most difficult skill to learn in Photoshop, it's only natural to look at Photoshop masking plugins. Photoshop Masking Plugins were quite good before Adobe released CC! Of course, at that time Adobe set the bar … [Read more...] about Photoshop Masking Plugin – do you really need one?
In this ParticleShop review we'll look at some example uses, and dive into the various settings and brush collections available. Review Update, August 4, 2020: I have reduced the score in two categories which has brought down the overall score of ParticleShop significantly. Corel's pushy sales tactics after purchasing and installing ParticleShop is the primary reason for the … [Read more...] about ParticleShop Review: Creative and unique brush collection
Below is our list of five amazing must-have Photoshop plugins for artists. We realize that the word "artists" covers a huge variety of styles and objectives. This list is aimed at creative artists, but probably not graphic artists, or even artists who primarily paint their work. (Don't worry, we'll create more lists!) This list will be of special interest to creatives who … [Read more...] about Photoshop Plugins for artists – 5 must-have picks!
As you search for new plugins and extension, make sure you fully explore all the cool plugins included with Photoshop CC! Below is a list of five amazing filters and extensions available for free. Find out how to access all the goodies in this list! 1. Camera Raw Filter, the BEST "plugin" included with Photoshop: That’s right, Camera Raw is super powerful and you … [Read more...] about Five great plugins included with Photoshop CC!
If you're an avid Photoshop brush user, you know that organizing them can quickly become quite messy. Our BrushBox review will go through the setup and usage of this cool Photoshop plugin. Full BrushBox review: I did experience a few bumps while writing this BrushBox review. Fortunately, once it's all set up, it's smooth sailing. You'll get a free Gumroad account … [Read more...] about BrushBox Review: Intuitive brush management plugin
Let's face it, Photoshop has come a LONG way with their masking tools over the past two years. In this review we're going to compare Topaz Mask AI, with Photoshop's Select and Mask. Topaz Mask uses a trimap system to help their AI compute a mask. Photoshop artists who are not be skilled at using Photoshop's onboard masking tools may find this appealing. Unfortunately it … [Read more...] about Topaz Mask AI Review: Disappointing masking tool – Updated April 2021
Review Update, May 28, 2021: The Pexels Photoshop Plugin is not available at this time. According to Pexels staff they plan on developing a new version in the coming months. Free stock image sites are getting better and better and have some amazing offerings on their websites. With the Pexels plugin you can now search for stock images right inside your Photoshop interface! … [Read more...] about Pexels Photoshop Plugin Review: Free stock images!
Topaz Studio 2 is a premium Photoshop plugin offering a huge range of effects. As you'll see in our Topaz Studio 2 review below, it will appeal to beginners and advanced artists and photographers alike. This Photoshop plugin allows you to make adjustments ranging from basic contrast and brightness, to more artistic effects like film grain and vignettes, and all the way to … [Read more...] about Topaz Studio 2 Review: Great creative all-rounder
This Topaz Adjust AI review demonstrates that it is a photographer’s dream PS plugin. With just one click you can leverage the Topaz Lab AI neural network for incredible results. We love that Topaz Adjust offers fantastic one-click Looks for beginning photographers. And, we love that more experienced photographers can make super precise adjustments. Note: Topaz Adjust … [Read more...] about Topaz Adjust AI Review: Photographer’s dream