Jay J. NelsonContributor, Macworld

Jay Nelson is a printing, design, and publishing industry veteran. As editor and publisher of Design Tools Monthly for 21 years, he chronicled publishing's evolution from manual paste-up to iPads. He loves fonts and font technology, manages PhotoLesa.com and publishes e-books at TheSkinnyBooks.com.

ColorWasher 2.0

If you’re not willing or able to spend the hours necessary to understand, let alone master, Adobe Photoshop’s color-correction tools, there are several plug-ins that can do the heavy lifting for you. One of the best is ColorWasher 2.0.

iCorrect Portrait 1.0.1

iCorrect Portrait 1.0.1 is a fast and simple way for both hobbyists and commercial photographers to dramatically improve bad photos and fine-tune good ones.

Sharpener Pro 2.0

Even if you do know how much to sharpen an image, Adobe Photoshop’s built-in sharpening tools may not be intuitive or efficient enough for high-volume workflows. Nik Multimedia’s Sharpener Pro 2.0 aims to simplify sharpening, and it succeeds.

Photoshop plug-ins

A thriving cottage industry of plug-ins, filters, and actions has emerged around Photoshop’s architecture, and today there are supplemental plug-ins or actions for nearly every need, interest, and user level.

More Photoshop plug-ins

Two new filter packages can make your image or logo look as if it were printed on a variety of different surfaces or add just the right touch of decrepit aging.