Plugins are small programsÂ that are built specifically to work with a certain aspect a program that you’reÂ using. There are a variety of filters and visual effects that are designed to workÂ inside PhotoshopÂ the plugins tab inside the preferences panel.
Inside the preferences panelÂ you decide how PhotoshopÂ handles the various pluginsÂ so in order to get this panel we come up here for on a MacintoshÂ go down to the Photoshop menu highlight preferences. And then click on plugins run a PC this will be found in the Edit menuÂ keyboard shortcuts menus and preferences will be right here underneath menus. Or we can pick control K then we come over here the plugins menu.
So let’s talk about plugins now as I said beforeÂ plugins are small programs that are designed to work withÂ larger programs usually it at some sort of small functionalityÂ like the HUD color picker. Or I may be allowed some certain filters that aren’tÂ necessarilyÂ natively available in Photoshop.
If some independent programmer decides he wantsÂ is like a gamma filter something like that he can program oneÂ and Photoshop allows you to add these plugins that you download off theÂ internetÂ into Photoshop so that you can use these different filters in the program as yourÂ work. So what are our options the first thing is the additional plugins folderÂ now click on that and you simply choose a folderÂ in this case I don’t necessarily have a plugins folder ready for you. But let’sÂ say we didÂ plugins there it isÂ it’s on my desktop and that’s for me to save all the plugins eventuallyÂ so house he choose nowÂ Photoshop every time it opens is gonna go to right here to the plugins folderÂ that I just created and its gonna search for any kind of the plugins extension panels these will controlÂ how Photoshop interacts with the plugins.
The first oneÂ allow extensions to connect to the internet if you have a plugin thatÂ connects to the internet for any reasonÂ this is where you go to allow or disallow it.Â I’m not really sure why an extension would have to connect to the plugin butÂ maybe sometimesÂ it connects to the plugin site gives you moreÂ presets for the plugin. I don’t know there’s a couple different reasons andÂ you can decide here whether or not you like to allow thatÂ right below that is little extension panels. Usually I leave this checked only because if I’m using pluginsÂ I want them to load every time I start Photoshop.
If you don’t do thisÂ sometimes you have to load the manually some plugins you can’t load manually Â so just leave that one checked on and then Show CES live in the ApplicationÂ BarÂ well this is a personal preference it really doesn’t matter to me either way.Â I don’t use CS Live all that much just yet because it’s basically aÂ brand new functionÂ so I have incorporated anything in CS live in my workflow with the soleÂ exception Adobe story. But that’s kinda outside the room a PhotoshopÂ so anyway just choose for yourself whether or not you want that show that’sÂ all for the plugins panel.Â As long as we’re talking about plugins let’s see if we can go find someÂ Cancellara this I’m gonna bring over a browser windowÂ is your mouth a little bit here okayÂ we’re going to just type in PhotoshopÂ plugins.
Here we goÂ the first thing the plugin site resources forÂ Adobe Photoshop years 12 plugins. Okay we even have a little legend yearÂ new is obviously new this means thatÂ it’s available for the Mac the Windows logo is available for WindowsÂ and then they have a little rating system here. Then we scroll down we’ve got some web designs and patterns and texturesÂ painting and drawing 3D which is really interestingÂ image in format importing from this website with a bunch little plug insÂ hereÂ that.
We can scroll down and you see we’v got someÂ Photoshop 13 pixels apply snow Mira chat or factsÂ we’ve got to Osteria Graham really be filterÂ that’s interesting. So you can see there’s a much different plugins rightÂ here on the first sight that we foundÂ on Yahoo. You’ve used two wheeler beringer whichever search engine youÂ preferÂ but this is the easiest way to get plugins. We want to downloadÂ plugin galaxy hereÂ got a whole bunch a different effects but it’s got three stars compatible withÂ Mac or Windows.
So here we go is the new version scroll down how do we get thisÂ and much much more right over here on the left we’ve got download click onÂ thatÂ which these plugins would you like to downloadÂ plugin galaxy. Alright what we’re gonna do this right nowÂ because this requires that we throw in our email. But I’m sure there’s someÂ other sideÂ on the internet here we can get that with doesn’t require emailÂ and essentially that’s legitimate you get a couple different special effects. Maybe some great star wipesÂ drop shadows that sort of thingÂ and anyway there you have it the plugins menu andÂ a quick way to get plugins and oh that’s basically it for thisÂ for this panel.