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The 9 best Photoshop filters and plugins of 2017 that you can use for free

Free filters
The filters below are formally “Photoshop actions” (.ATN files). Actions (actions) is a pre-recorded series of steps that allows you to apply effects (in this case, filters) automatically.

1. Dramatic Sepia
You can easily create this classic red-brown sepia effect manually by going to the Image – Correction – Photo Filter menu and then selecting the Sepia item from the drop-down list. But if you need a sepia filter, then Dfeatic Sepia from Efeito Photoshop may well be suitable for this:
2. Old Photo
If, to your taste, sepia is too strong an effect, but you want to create something retro-nostalgic, the Old Photo action should help. It adjusts the color and contrast of the image:
3. Dream Blur
Before you install the plugin in Photoshop, you need to know that it applies a filter to the image, which creates a subtle, dreamlike atmosphere. In particular, the action creates a dark blurry vignette around the edges of the image, while increasing saturation levels:
4. Vintage
The Vintage action adds a special neon effect, perfect to give your project a unique look:
5. Lithprint
Simulates vintage images created by black and white lithography. But compared to the other vintage filters on this list, Lithprint is much more radical. In addition to adjusting contrast, highlighting and shadows, it adds a sandy texture to the image:
Free plugins
6. virtualPhotographer
If you want to create unique effects in Photoshop (for example, black and white, high contrast, polarized, etc.), this OptikVerve Labs plugin is what you were looking for. It allows you to add complex effects to images with one click:
7. ON1 Effects
A free Photoshop plugin that makes it easy to add complex effects to images. It contains a library of filters. Including vignettes, adjustable contrast and HDR images that can be superimposed on each other and create layers with various effects:
8. Flaticon
Do you need to sort thousands of free icons and add them to your projects without leaving Photoshop? Then Flaticon from Freepik definitely deserves your attention. The icons of this free plugin are available in .SVG, .PSD and .PNG formats:
9. Tych Panel
A free plugin for Photoshop makes it easy to create two panel, three panel and more than four panel projects. Just select the number of lines and panels that you need, as well as the type of alignment, and Tych Panel will automatically format everything you need:

Do you know of any other free filters and plugins for Photoshop? Write about it in the comments.

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