Anastasiy Safari

MagicSquire 1.7 is here!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Thursday Jul 13, 2017 Under Adobe, Tools, brush organizer, painting

My popular professional panel for managing brush groups inside Photoshop just got updated with new default colors for the groups, 2x-5x performance improvements across Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015 and CC2017. Also now loads multiple .abr/.tpl files at once!

MagicSquire 1.7: new colors, performance boost

MagicSquire 1.7: new colors, performance boost

What’s new:
– Various optimizations and speed improvements to UI & loading brushes, in many scenarios speed improved by 5x, especially on Photoshop CC 2014/2015/2017
– Loading of multiple brush (and tool presets) .ABR/.TPL files at once is now supported
– New default colors for groups!
– Fixed Compact Mode on Photoshop CC 2017.1.1 and above
– Fixed messaging
– Small bug fixes

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Read more about MagicSquire, the brush group manager inside Photoshop

P.S. If you’re on Reddit here are product-dedicated reddit channels for all the panels: MagicPicker, MagicSquire, MixColors, DiskFonts



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MagicSquire Photoshop brush organizer 1.6 update

MagicSquire Photoshop brush organizer 1.6 update

New MagicSquire 1.6 is here!
– Drag’n’drop and deletion of multiple brushes is now supported
– Fixed a bug connected to Photoshop’s bug with “sample data not found” message when loading .tpl files
– Fixed varios UI conflicts connected to dialogs
– Improved drag’n’drop on CS5 and CS6 for Wacom, Huion and Ugee tablets
– Improved compatibility with .tpl files
– Multiple performance improvements

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MagicSquire, brush group organizing agent inside Photoshop



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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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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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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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Small non-visual update (new extension manager for Adobe platform)

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 Under Adobe, Tools, photoshop

My ZXP/MXP extension manager for Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud is out of beta!

MAIN FEATURES:
- Supports all .zxp and .mxp extensions, including 3rd party plugins: installation, removal, update
- Windows & Mac OS X compatible - native app for both platforms!
- Full Adobe CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015 and CC2016 support (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Flash Pro, Fireworks)
- Bugs fixed and UI is improved by users’ feedback

The extension manager supports managing of MagicPicker, the Photoshop color wheel and any 3rd party extensions!



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More digital art

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Friday Mar 11, 2016 Under Adobe, Images, Subliminal, color mixer, color panel, color wheel, painting, photoshop

My blog full of photography slightly becomes a digital art blog. When I relax from building my panels (MagicPicker, the color wheel panel for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and MixColors, the color swatch group manager for Adobe Photoshop) I just draw.

Fifth

Fourth

Fragments



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New site design, new updates!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Wednesday Jul 29, 2015 Under Adobe, Tools, color wheel, panels, photoshop

Finally my project dedicated to Adobe’s panels got updated! New design, new features.

Panels

Panels

Namely there’s a new page for MagicPicker, the color wheel, MixColors, the color mixer and DiskFonts, the font manager for Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud.

Hopefully soon I will be able to get back to photography, it was a long way…



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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

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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 4.0 with full CC 2014 support

MagicPicker 4.0 with full CC 2014 suppor

MagicPicker 4.0 - update to my popular plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator! Bringing full CC 2014 support, new Color Temperature Wheel Mode, BIG color swatches (optional) and completely rewritten color picking engine!

MagicPicker 4.0 - advanced color wheel for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator



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