Using a custom plug-ins folder with Photoshop CC
Starting with Adobe Photoshop CC, you no longer have the option to use a custom plug-ins folder. There's no need to worry though. You can still use a custom plug-ins folder by following this simple workaround on your Mac or PC.
Step 1 - Install your plug-ins into a custom folder. If you are not sure how to do this, please check out our custom install article.
Step 2 - Once you have your plug-ins installed into a custom folder, let's create a shortcut (PC) or an Alias (Mac) to that custom folder. You can do this by opening Finder, browsing to the new folder, and right clicking on it. When you right click on your custom plug-ins folder you will get this menu.
Once you have created the shortcut/alias, Open up a new Finder window and browse to:
Windows 32-bit only - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC\Plug-ins
Windows 64-bit with 32-bit Photoshop - C:\Program Files(x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC\Plug-ins
Windows 64-bit with 64-bit Photoshop - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC (64-bit)\Plug-ins
Mac OS X 10.6 or later - Macintosh HD > Applications > Adobe Photoshop CC > Plug-ins
Then, just move the shortcut/alias we created earlier into that folder, and restart Photoshop. You will see all of your plug-ins in the custom folder are now appearing in Photoshop CC under the Filters menu.