New MagicPicker 7 HUD pops up under cursor, and more than 25 improvements

New MagicPicker 7 HUD pops up under cursor, and more than 25 improvements

WHAT’S NEW

NEW! HUD Mode! Popup MagicPicker anywhere on the screen under your cursor.
- Displayed via a keyboard shortcut (defined in Settings)
- Displayed via a stylus button click (if button click is assigned to that shortcut)
- Displayed by clicking “HUD Mode” button on the panel
- Works in Photoshop AND Illustrator
- Interactive and fully functional HUD! All MagicPicker functions work including Color Scheme switch etc
- When in HUD Mode all keyboard shortcuts work without running MagicPicker from Extensions menu
Read how to set it up

NEW! Color values on the wheel are now displayed in real time as you move your mouse/stylus
- So you can see what are you picking right away

NEW! New Keyboard Shortcuts to new MagicPicker functions:
* Swap current color for its complementary
* Swap current color for its complementary keeping color’s brightness (Tone Lock’ed)

NEW! MagicPicker now affects Solid fill color of selected layer when Colorize Shapes and Text is on.
- It can shift hue in multiple selected colored fills if multiple layers are activated and
hue on the color wheel is shifted

NEW! Snap color to the 10’s on the ruler
- Also Ctrl- or Cmd-click HSB or RGB sliders to round to the closest of 10, 20, 30 etc

NEW! Full size preview of the current color!
- ALT-clicking on the foreground/background color swatch brings huge color preview the size of the whole panel

NEW! Auto-copy current color values to Clipboard. You pick a color and its values are automatically in the clipboard
- Ctrl- or Cmd-click on the Copy values button to activate it

- New updated and speeded up modern UI framework, that supports all modern GPU features
- MagicPicker 7 is again the fastest color wheel in your environment!
- Optimized for better power management on laptops, Surface devices and MacBooks
- Optimized to run on older computers
- Still supports Adobe CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and CS6 (also CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017, CC2019, CC2020+)
- Optimized to support latest Photoshop 2020 (Illustrator too)
- Tone Lock supports new color spaces
- HUD Mode supports OpenGL and Metal GPU acceleration (if present) for instant color picking via a popup
- HUD Mode can be activated via shortcut without running MagicPicker from Photoshop menu
- Better support of Surface Book and Surface Pro
- Better support of non-Wacom tablets
- Improved Shift behavior on color wheel for changing colors slightly
- More Keyboard Shortcuts
- New Keyboard Shortcuts smartly support traditional color wheel mode when it’s active
- More than 25 keyboard shortcuts for faster and more handy color adjustment
- HUD mode supports PRO mode features
- Improved UI performance in different scenarios
- Fixed various minor UI problems
- Improved loading speed, especially in new HUD mode
- Compact Mode is still supported together with HUD
- Optimized to work with macOS Catalina, new Windows 10 updates
- Correctly works with XDR and HDR displays (on OpenGL supported GPUs)
- All improvements implemented by real-life users’ feedback

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The tradition goes on! The 84th tutorial (this time on MagicSquire, my brush manager) just came to life!

Don’t miss my huge tutorial database on MagicPicker color wheel, MagicSquire professional brush manager, MixColors color mixer, MagicRefs reference image manager and other plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (and more).



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Partnered with Wacom!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Apr 9, 2019 Under Adobe, Tools, brush organizer, color mixer, color panel, color wheel, image references, panels, photoshop

Get Anastasiy plugin panels at Wacom Marketplace

Get Anastasiy plugin panels at Wacom Marketplace

I recently partnered with Wacom to bring all my professional plugins and panels to Wacom devices through Wacom marketplace. Enjoy MagicPicker, MagicSquire and our other products on Cintiq, Intuos or Bamboo tablets!

Wacom Marketplace brings easy access to industry-leading software and services.

*Read detailed description on my main website



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All tutorials, tips and tricks on how to use my MagicPicker, MagicSquire, MixColors, DiskFonts, MagicRefs in Photoshop/Illustrator panels are now in one place

Tutorials for MagicPicker, MagicSquire, MagicRefs, MixColors, DiskFonts

Tutorials for MagicPicker, MagicSquire, MagicRefs, MixColors, DiskFonts

Get access to 80+ tutorials, tips, tricks and videos on essential features of MagicPicker color wheel, MagicSquire brush/tag manager, MagicRefs reference image manager and DiskFonts external font viewer



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MagicSquire, MagicRefs, MixColors, MagicPicker, DiskFonts updates

MagicSquire, MagicRefs, MixColors, MagicPicker, DiskFonts updates

New MagicSquire 3.0 is here:
– New UI Framework! Great performance improvement
– Also tags, Keyboard Shortcuts, Brush Group collections and much more in version 3.0!
– Invalid signature (a.k.a. “The extension could not be loaded because it
was not signed correctly”) problem fixed
New MagicSquire, brush organizing panel for Photoshop

New MagicRefs 1.2 is here:
– New UI Framework! Great performance improvement
– Invalid signature (a.k.a. “The extension could not be loaded because it
was not signed correctly”) problem fixed
New MagicRefs, life is easy with reference images in Photoshop

New MagicPicker 6.4 is here:
– New UI Framework!Great performance improvement
– Invalid signature (a.k.a. “The extension could not be loaded because it
was not signed correctly”) problem fixed
New MagicPicker, advanced Photoshop color wheel panel

MixColors 3.1:
– New UI Framework! Great performance improvement
– Invalid signature (a.k.a. “The extension could not be loaded because it
was not signed correctly”) problem fixed
New MixColors, Photoshop color mixer

DiskFonts 1.2.22:
– New UI Framework! Great performance improvement
– Invalid signature (a.k.a. “The extension could not be loaded because it
was not signed correctly”) problem fixed
New DiskFonts, Photoshop font viewer and manager



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MagicPicker 6.3 - Faster, better, mightier!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Sep 25, 2018 Under Adobe, Tools, Tips&tricks, color wheel, panels, photoshop

I updated my professional color picking plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

MagicPicker 6.3 - professional color wheel panel

MagicPicker 6.3 - professional color wheel panel

WHAT’S NEW:
– NEW! Slight color adjustment with Shift+click on the inner side of color wheel (box, triangle, etc). The color pointer moves towards the cursor.
– Significant UI performance boost (new framework) on Photoshop/Illustrator CC, all versions. Especially on CC 2018+
– UI improvement in Keyboard Shortcuts dialog on Photoshop CS6
– Improved Black & White button behavior in BIG colors mode
– Fixed problem with clicking Background color swatch in BIG colors mode
– Fixed problem with wrong CMYK values on Illustrator in some scenarios
– On Illustrator CC and higher currently selected color swatch is now correctly displayed on the top
– Improved panel title display in Compact Mode
– Greatly improved and optimized Compact Mode in different scenarios, especially when quickly moving cursor aroud the panel
– Improved LDT Cube behavior when using eyedropper in some scenarios
Upgrade MagicPicker here
Read more about MagicPicker, the Professional Color Picking plugin for Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator


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Anastasiy Safari

Added 75th tutorial on MagicPicker

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jul 3, 2018 Under Tips&tricks, color wheel

I can’t believe it was 75 posts ago I started tips&tricks for my extension panel plugins! The first tip was published on Sep 5th, 2011 - about 7 years ago (and on the 3rd year after MagicPicker’s birth). The twitter page was launched in March 2010 (yeah I was quite slow, spending most of the time coding MagicPicker).

MagicPicker color wheel 75th tutorial

MagicPicker color wheel 75th tutorial

You can enjoy all the tutorials for MagicPicker, the Photoshop color wheel on my project’s blog



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Tutorials on MagicPicker

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday May 22, 2018 Under Tips&tricks, color panel, color wheel, photoshop

The tutorial/tips/tricks/hints database for MagicPicker with recent addition of Tip#74 about new PRO Mode in MagicPicker is almost out of beta!

Tip#74: MagicPicker PRO Mode

Tip#74: MagicPicker PRO Mode

Enjoy structurized database of MagicPicker tutorials.

Still working to bring all the most useful information on MagicPicker, Illustrator and Photoshop color wheel plugin together in a form of the best, easy-to-use interface.



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For those having problems with invalid signature error or if you saw that MagicPicker got slow please don’t miss the new update 6.2 which improves various parts of MagicPicker, including new Keyboard Shortcuts and LDT Color Cube.

http://anastasiy.com/colorwheel

MagicPicker 6.2: color wheel modes and keyboard shortcuts

MagicPicker 6.2: color wheel modes and keyboard shortcuts

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MagicPicker, the advanced Photoshop color wheel and color picking plugin



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MagicSquire, MixColors, MagicPicker, DiskFonts panels for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

MagicSquire, MixColors, MagicPicker, DiskFonts panels for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

New MagicPicker 6.2 is here:
– Color Temperature mode improved
– Improvements to Keyboard Shortcuts, speedups!
– Blank panel/invalid signature fix on CS6 platform
New MagicPicker, advanced Photoshop color wheel panel

New MagicSquire 2.5 is here:
– Improved compatibility with recent Adobe updates
– Fixed issues with varios brush formats and .abr/.tpl files
– Blank panel/invalid signature fix on CS6 platform
New MagicSquire, brush organizing panel for Photoshop

MixColors 2.2:
– Improved compatibility with recent updates to Adobe Creative Cloud
– Blank panel/invalid signature fix on CS6 platform
New MixColors, Photoshop color mixer

DiskFonts 1.2.21:
– Speed optimizations
– Blank panel/invalid signature fix on CS6 platform
New DiskFonts, Photoshop font viewer and manager



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