Loupedeck and Adobe Get Cozy With A New Plugin For Photoshop

Owners of the Loupedeck CT and Louepdeck Live will be treated to seamless integration into Photoshop with the free plugin.

Loupedeck has been trying to make what we do behind the scenes as creators easier for a few years now. The company’s innovative controllers give quick access to the most common functions in post-production software. Using sliders and dials to control tools in programs like Lightroom, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Illustrator, and more is incredibly intuitive. In fact, these tools can even make editing fun. Now, Loupedeck is making its Loupedeck Creative Tool and Loupedeck Live even better with a free Photoshop plugin. This plugin will enhance the user experience and will make you much more efficient. We have all the deets about the update after the jump.

We’ve reviewed a good portion of the products that Loupedeck offers. The Loupedeck+ and the Loupedeck Creative Tool both received praise from us. In fact, when it comes to the Loupedeck CT, we said:

“The Creative Tool can be a gamechanger in optimizing your content creation and post-production workflows.”

If you’re serious about post-processing and want to enhance your workflow, we recommend taking a closer look at the two reviews linked above. We also suggest that you take a look at the dozens of Photoshop and Lightroom preset, overlay, and action bundles that you can get from Photowhoa. Now, on to the update.

What Does The Free Update Do?

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Okay, so we know these products can help make our lives easier, but, what does the new plugin for Photoshop do? Quite a bit actually. The free download will give users:

  • The ability to add adjustment layers and control their corresponding parameters with dials and/or wheel
  • Reset functionality for individual adjustment parameters
  • Intuitive control over Font settings
  • Quickly scroll through and view the history panel with dial and/or wheel
  • Increased control over Curves, including the ability to adjust color channel curves separately and control curve points
  • Smoother control over Brush settings and Zoom In/Out functions 
  • Streamline workflow by combining Photoshop actions into macros within the Loupedeck software
  • Full control over Layer Properties 
  • Ability to control Quick Actions (e.g., select object, remove background) introduced in Photoshop 2020
  • Better performance for Camera Raw 

It turns out that Adobe is a huge fan of the work Loupedeck has done. “We’re big fans of the Loupedeck team and how their new plugin for Photoshop helps users speed up their workflow and produce high-quality results during the editing process,” said Vijay Vachani, Senior Director of Product Management and Partner Ecosystem for Adobe Creative Cloud. “Photoshop users will now have increased functionality when using their Loupedeck devices and the ability to take even more control over a wide variety of Photoshop features, including the newly introduced Quick Actions.” In all, this is a pretty solid list of updates for a free plugin.

Make Your Loupedeck Work For You

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Loupedeck says they collaborated with Adobe so that creatives could easily integrate and maximize their creative potential. They also say that the new update will allow end-users to completely customize their photoshop experience.

Really, for me, at least, this is the key. Photoshop is a monster, and you can easily become overwhelmed with the sheer amount of options and hotkeys. Products like the Creative Tool can make programs like Photoshop much easier to use. The caveat is that there is an if (and it’s a big if). If you take the time to set these tools up in a way that benefits you, you’ll profit immensely.

The new Loupedeck plugin is now available in the plugin marketplace found in the Adobe Creative Cloud® desktop application. There’s no additional cost. You can pick up the Loupedeck CT for $549. The Loupedeck Live is $269, and the Loupedeck+ is $249. For more information, head on over to Loupedeck’s website.