Improve workflow to save time and increase efficiency is a designer’s underground task and while it gives you more creative freedom, it definitely a must to become a successful web designer. Finding great tools is a matter of clicks away and right now, the only thing you need to do is to scroll down the page.
There are literally thousands of online tools designed to aid the frustration of repetitive tasks such as HTML5 and CSS3 tools and cloud applications. There is a limited library, however, for creative professionals who choose to use Adobe Photoshop as the foundation of their projects from designing the layout to the slicing images for web.
Adobe Photoshop alone is a great tool yet it is not purposely designed for web-based projects. Through the use of Photoshop add-ons, we are able to extend the things that it can do and the projects it can accomplish. Sure there are lots of free Photoshop plugins around but the premium ones are always the perfect design assets to make your projects amazing as it has the more advanced features than those free.
Here’s a set of Photoshop plugins and extensions for web designers and developers who use the photo editing giant as their device to craft websites.
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SpecKing Photoshop Plugin
SpecKing is a Photoshop plugin that provides tools to generate design specs and annotations in a fast and easy way – saving you hours of work!
Web Page Presentation Action
Simply place 3 web page screenshot in 3 smart object layers and it will transform your boring website screenshot into a beautiful web page presentation.
WebZap – Web Dev Photoshop Plugin
WebZap is a web developer panel extension for Adobe Photoshop that is designed to help streamline the design processes undertaken by website user interface designers during the mock up and wire framing phases of web site development.
Advanced Long Shadow
An advanced and easy way to create more precise and beautiful long shadows in Photoshop which is popularly used in flat web design.
PNG Express – Automated Design Delivery
PNG Express is unobtrusive and flexible Adobe Photoshop extension with full control for designers, while providing clear and consistent deliverable for developers.
Web Slider Generator – Premium Photoshop Action
No need to create a web slider design into your website presentation. You can now put a slider on your website without designing from scratch.
A panel extension for Adobe Photoshop that allows you to create your own collections (refills) of pixel elements and instantly deploy them within any Photoshop document.
Save for Web Action on Photoshop
A Photoshop plugin that will save your time when you work graphic for web by just selecting the layer then pressing F3 on your keyboard.
BrowserBee Photoshop Panel – Frame your Website Layout
Present your website layout as a browser view or just use BrowserBee as a Browser Preview. The Photoshop plugin will help you to put your website layout in one of six browser variants with only one click.
Resizing Photo Sharpen Actions for Web
A useful action to speed up the work of publishing images on the web with this action you can resize without losing quality and without losing the little details.
Export Pro Photoshop CS6 – CC Plugin
A straightforward, intuitive, flexible and fast Photoshop plugin that automatically and precisely export multiple layers and save tons of time.
Web Banners Generator
A marketing Photoshop extension that consists of 10 actions set and 61 blank banners template grouped by categories perfect for Google AdWords.
Preview Fonts Extension for Photoshop CS6
Instead of looking at your system fonts in a boring way, this extension will transform it into a creative sight in two modes: list view & box view.
Favicon Generator Action
No need to ask the help of online favicon generator because from now on you can create yourself easily inside Adobe Photoshop.
Glifo – PS Icon Web Font Maker
For the first time ever it’s now possible to create an icon web font right from Photoshop. Glifo lets you export all of the icon layers from any PSD out into a ready to use web font.
Color Finder Photoshop Action
In a nutshell, the color finder action is an action that is designed to aide a designer in finding the perfect color for their designs.
Preview Pics CC
Preview Pix is an extension you can open within your programs that can showcase your reference images in one area without ever leaving your program.
Realistic Web Shadow Generator
This Photoshop Actions Set is crafted to always give outstanding results: automatically detects the shape and the size of the image/Layer you’re working on and create a perfect and realistic shadow effects.
Zeick – Photoshop SVG export 2.2.0
Zeick is a Photoshop CC plugin that allows you export vector shape layers to SVG files designed for web designers and UI designers.
iconMaker – Icon Creator and Resizer for Photoshop
iconMaker is a set of 2 actions for Adobe Photoshop that will allow you to create and/or resize your icons in seconds and generate 28 different icon formats as well.