Sketch is the latest flavor in design, but Photoshop is still used by so many of us, and for a good reason. With the right plugins, Photoshop is an extremely versatile program that can make your designs stand out from the crowd.

This is a list of the best Photoshop plugins that I started using last year that greatly improved my workflow and made me a better designer.

Let’s get right into it.

1- Craft By Invision

Craft is a relatively new suite of plugins that lets you design with real data in mind. You can pull real data from websites, APIs, etc. and place that data into your designs, making your designs a lot more interesting and real than “Lorem ipsum” could ever do.

2- Perspective Mockups

Perspective mockups won’t make you a better designer but will crtainly make you a cooler one. Know how all these Dribbble designers create 3D screen laying? With this simple plugin, all that work is done for you to create this amazing effect.

3- Guide Guide

This is probably one of the most installed Photoshop plugins ever, this plugin will save you lots of time by adding grid layouts to your designs. No more wasting precious design hours setting margins exactly the way you need them. Guide Guide does all of that work for you.

4- ColorKit

ColorKit is a must-have tool for tracking the colors that you use, collecting colors from different sources to use in your projects, and linking colors with a layer in just one simple click.

5-UberSpacer

This panel lets you set the same distance between different objects in your design. No more eyeballing the empty space between or trying to set rulers to mark spaces for you. UberSpacer makes laying out various layers simple.

6- Mockuuups

This drag-and-drop tool lets you create beautiful app previews and marketing materials. Insert your app design into an image of a manicured hand, holding an iPhone or tablet, to show exactly what your app would look like being in use.

7-UberColumns

Divide your paragraph text into columns. This is usually a pain in Photoshop, but it’s easy with UberColumns. Just set the number of columns and the desired gap between them in pixels. The plugin does the rest.

8-SVG Layers

Improve your workflow with this tool by importing SVG files as editable vector layers. You can also use it to export clean SVGs directly from Photoshop, saving a lot of time and making Photoshop a more useful design medium.

9-Fontea

This free plugin adds 800 Google fonts to Photoshop. No more downloading the fonts you need one by one and importing them into Photoshop. This plugin gives you tons of beautiful, useful fonts in just a few clicks.

10-Font Hero

Font Hero helps you capture your library of fonts and import them into Photoshop. It also helps you categorize and organize your fonts into libraries so that you don’t have to scroll through every last font you have in order to find the one you were looking for.

Inspired by Michael Abehsera.

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