” IMPROVE YOUR PHOTOSHOP CAPABILITIES WITH THESE PHOTOGRAPHY PLUGINS “
Plugins are software components used to add specific features to existing programs. plugins can enhance the performance of computer programs that allow their use, such programs give a free hand to customization hence its capabilities can be greatly enhanced.
2. HOW IT WORKS
4. PHOTOSHOP PLUGINS
>> PHOTOLEMUR 3
>> ALCE 3
>> RH HOVER COLOUR PICKER
>> TEXTURE ANARCHY
>> LUMINAR 4
5. IMPORTANCE OF PLUGINS
HOW IT WORKS
The most important point to note is that The host application must provide services which the plug-in can use, it must also include a way for the plug-ins to register themselves within the host application and an established protocol for the plug-ins to exchange data with the application. We must understand that Plug-ins are primarily dependent on the services provided by the host application and usually do not work by themselves.
The host application, on the other hand, operates independently of the plug-ins and allows end-users to add and update plug-ins dynamically without making any real change to its basic composition.
Photoshop is one of many computer applications that allow the use of plugins. Photoshop is used primarily in photography because of its ability to manipulate raster graphics (mostly photographs). Photoshop is quite a formidable tool on its own.
Developed and published by Adobe Inc. for computers, it is supported by both the Windows and Mac operating systems, This piece of technology was originally created in 1988 by Thomas and John Knoll. Since then, the Adobe Photoshop software has become the industry benchmark for not only photography and raster graphics editing but in the digital art world as a whole.
On its own adobe photoshop is quite an impressive technology containing tools that can enhance, distort and create depending on the requirements for use, it is still simply just a tool though and the outcome of tasks largely depends on the user. But all things equal, it is nothing short of magic and it only gets better knowing that the rather editing technology supports the use of plugins in certain areas of its use to achieve an enhanced maximum possible output.
Techrider takes a look at some plugins that help certain important areas in its use.
This plugin is only supported by Photoshop version CS5 or higher, it is very lovable and easy to use. As an automatic photo editor that uses AI to make your photos pop. It takes a lot of the work away in a process that produces excellent results, I mean Why do all the hard work when this plug-in can handle the job effectively and easily? It handles photo retouching so well, anything from color recovery to the correction of photo exposure, Photolemur 3 is guaranteed to make your photos just as magical as those special moments you capture.
This is a plug-in that Photographers will absolutely love, it is easy-to-use and a better option to the photoshops original unsharp mask filter, it can be used to add more depth to your photos by enhancing the contrast.
The RH Hover Color Picker is ideal for designers, photographers, and artists who want better color control. It was Published by Rico Holmes and it boasts of easy to use color sliders that can customize and pick desired colors giving you much better control of how your images look. Its interface is definitely easier to understand and work with than the original color picker offered by Adobe Photoshop.
What an awesome and easy tool this is, especially appreciated by those who often make use of grids, where there is a need for creating layouts. The GuideGuide plug-in is oh-so-useful. It allows us to save our presets which helps save loads of precious time whenever we need to access it again, we can just load already saved presets and get right to work. It also enables the creation of extremely accurate grids without stress and its negative margins feature is something that distinguishes it from other plugins that perform the same task.
When there is a need to add rich textures into your designs, Texture Anarchy is the go-to tool to help with getting the job done. It contains lots of preset textures that can be used in many different cases. It can be used as backgrounds or replacements for colors.
This adds a special type of beauty to the mix and uniqueness too, it also lets us create and save our own textures if there is a particular finish desired.
In addition, it contains a wide range of filters that can enhance our designs and also enables the free creation of fractals.
This is a very useful plugin If you often work with raw photos, you will find this plugin is really helpful and easy to use with the presence of its AI and preset effects, it makes photo editing tasks like the removal of objects and masking a walk in the park. It is supported by both Lightroom and Photoshop.
IMPORTANCE OF PLUGINS
The applications that support plug-ins do so for many reasons. Some of which include:
● Creation of room for third-party developers to create abilities that extend the capabilities of an application. The original application makers also keep working to make the application better.
● So that the application easily supports adding new features
● to manage the size of an application
● A peculiar reason for graphics software would be that they use plug-ins to support file formats and process images. (c.f. Photoshop plugin)
Always remember that for every task an application can perform there is a probably a plug-in out there that can do it too and even more provided the application supports the use of plugins, they are usually easier to use and are enhanced to perform the said task to a higher degree especially when that application is photoshop.
Techrider’s advice to photographers out there is to always check to see if an easier faster way to perform whatever task they need to perform exist as plugins are an easier way of life.