I published the new version of MagicSquire, my plugin panel for Adobe Photoshop that allows to manage groups of brushes and tool presets. And here goes the video tutorial for new features:



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My new plugin lets organize brushes in smart and intuitive groups. Check out video tutorial:

Brief list of features
- Create brushes from scratch or load from .abr files
- Organize brushes in colored groups
- Drag’n'drop of brushes and groups
- Renders hires brush images automatically
- Much more!

Check out the MagicSquire panel - plugin that lets your organize brushes in groups in Adobe Photoshop



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Anastasiy Safari

MagicPicker 5.1 update emerged!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Aug 23, 2016 Under Adobe, Tools, Tips&tricks, color panel, color wheel, photoshop

MagicPicker 5.1

MagicPicker 5.1

MagicPicker, my advanced Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop color wheel-based panel just updated to v5.1!
New version improves changing Fill & Stroke colors for vector shapes and text, enhances Tone Lock that lets keep color in the same range, Color Temperature Wheel and K-Lock, that lets keep K value of CMYK on the same level. Improves Interactive Help and YUV color space mode.

MORE:
- Improved UI on hi-res displays
- Improved Color Temperature Wheel behavior
- Improved and expanded Interactive Help
- MagicPicker now correctly detects if shape is selected in all possible cases
- Fixed oversized text behavior when changing text color in Photoshop with MagicPicker
- Fixed problems with oversized Tone Lock icon
- Improved K-Lock behavior with eyedropper
- Improved and speeded up animations
- Improves YUV color space mode on calibrated screens
- Speeded up various parts of MagicPicker interface on CC2015/2015.5
- Improved performance on CS6, CS5, CS4 and CS3



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Anastasiy Safari

MagicPicker is on Reddit!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Saturday Aug 13, 2016 Under Tips&tricks, color wheel, photoshop

Get tips & tricks on how to use MagicPicker, the Illustrator & Photoshop color wheel directly from new dedicated subreddit. More to come!



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Anastasiy Safari

New tutorials for MagicPicker… 57 of them!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Aug 9, 2016 Under Tips&tricks, color wheel

Change Fill & Stroke colors with MagicPicker

Change Fill & Stroke colors with MagicPicker

The tutorials for MagicPicker, the Photoshop (and Illustrator) color wheel panel just updated! Recent tutorial #57 describes how to quickly change colors of vector shapes and text in Adobe Photoshop with one click.



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Anastasiy Safari

Helpful resources on MagicPicker color wheel panel

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 Under Adobe, Tips&tricks, color wheel

MagicPicker 5.0 is here and here are some resources dedicated to help:

Tutorials database on all panels including MagicPicker and MixColors (DiskFonts too!)

Facebook page with tutorials on MagicPicker

Twitter page with the latest news for all my Photoshop panels

Extension Manager, that lets manage (install, remove and update) .zxp extensions on Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite (Mac & Windows)

Link to MagicPicker, the Photoshop color wheel

Upgrade to the recent version of MagicPicker



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Anastasiy Safari

Tutorials for my panels - database

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Wednesday Jun 1, 2016 Under Adobe, Tools, Noise, Tips&tricks, color mixer, color panel, color wheel, photoshop

The time has come to bring all the tutorials, tips and tricks for MagicPicker color wheel, MixColors color mixer and DiskFonts font management plugins in one place! There are now more than 50 of them and the list is growing!

The tutorial knowledgebase is now live, covering best practices on using the panels & plugins under Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe family software.



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Recently updated MagicPicker to version 4.3, new version brings a lot of optimizations and speedups in Photoshop CC 2014 (Illustrator CC 2014 too!).

MagicPicker 4.3, the advanced color wheel and color picker

Upgrade to MagicPicker 4.3

Also published a lot of tutorials on how to use new features including Color Temperature Wheel.

MagicPicker's Color Temperature Wheel

MagicPicker's Color Temperature Wheel

Other tutorials (43 of them and counting!) on MagicPicker, MixColors and DiskFonts panels

More news are coming!



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MagicPicker Photoshop color wheel will be featured in Black Rock Studio / Disney workshop on digital panting with famous concept artist John Wallin Liberto in Brighton, UK. 3 days of the insight into his craft - don’t miss it, if you’re living in UK, or passing by. Here’s detailed info on this event.

“Another great event lined up for the Black Rock Crew. World renowned concept artist John Wallin Liberto will be spending some quality time at the studio with our teams.

The plan to is run a 3 day master class workshop in digital painting. John’s work and talent is truly incredible. We’re honored to have him come and… stay with us and share some insights into his craft. If you’re not already familiar with John’s work — check out his impressive reel at the link provided.”

Don’t miss it!

Black Rock StudioDisneyMagicPicker Photoshop color wheel
John Wallin Liberto



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Hello again fellow-Creative-Beings. I hope that since my last article you have had a chance to digest the new information from “Designing 101” and apply the knowledge to your décor in some way. For those of you that were brave enough to comment on my article, I salute you.

Today I come to you with a question that you probably do not hear often. What are you hanging on the walls of your offices or homes? To be more specific, do you know how it’s printed? Do you know what compounds are in the inks, dyes, pigments, and papers? Does it outgas or offgas? Is it healthy? Do you care?

Creating sustainable, healthy interior graphics for interior decor in commercial and residential settings does not happen accidentally. Sustainable, “Green” fine art and photographic reproductions of the highest quality are infused with a high degree of care and detail while being produced. Many clients do not even realize these factors exist when shopping for printed art and simply never ask about it.

«Trinity Of Fire», 18″x24″, ©,A.Safari

Recently I inquired about Anastasiy Safari’s printing and mounting methods, in particular the Fire and Wood piece. I think you will be just as impressed as I was when you find out how many steps this extraordinary piece had undergone before it reached the white walls of the gallery it rests on today.

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