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 3.1 update improves brush handling in Adobe Photoshop

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Mar 5, 2019 Under Adobe, brush organizer, photoshop

Just update my MagicSquire brush/tag/group assistant for Adobe Photoshop!

Tags are more user-friendly! Search improved, Collections speeded up, Brush Tip rotation is faster with Keyboard Shortcuts, sync brushes to Dropbox is better. LAST chance update discount until March 9th 2019!

MagicSquire 3.1 for Adobe Photoshop: Brush Tags improved, Collections speeded up, more

MagicSquire 3.1 for Adobe Photoshop: Brush Tags improved, Collections speeded up, more

WHAT’S NEW:
– Tags UI improvements by concept artists’ feedback
– Improved brush tip rotation performance, fixed problem with available keyboard shortcuts to brushes when too many shortcuts are assigned, fixed searching for tags, capturing color, rotating brush tip, permissions with relocating data folder to Dropbox and Google Drive
– All features available now for Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC2015, CC2017, CC2018, CC2019+
– more
Read more about MagicSquire, professional brush group/tag assistant for Adobe Photoshop


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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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Just published BIGGEST update to MagicSquire ever! Tags! Keyboard Shortcuts to individual brushes. Group Collections. Store and sync brushes to Cloud(s), Rotate brush/tool tip with keyboard, more Keyboard Shortcuts, Capture color, even more!

WHAT’S NEW:

  • NEW! Assign Tags to brushes and then filter them using Search - with Instant Suggestions. Filter out brushes that you don’t need in current project, instantly.
  • NEW! Collections allow you to combine several groups to a collection, and then switch between group combinations with one click or keyboard shortcut. Use Collection Editor from the menu.
  • NEW! Keyboard Shortcuts for individual brushes. Also keyboard shortcuts to following new and old features of MagicSquire:
    • Rotate Brush/Tool tip (works with Clone Tool too)
    • Turn current Brush into Eraser (and back)
    • Increase/Decrease Load for Mixer brushes
    • Switch brushes and collections
    • more! New shortcuts dialog is accessible from the menu.
  • NEW! Relocate data folder and put it on Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive or any other 3rd party Cloud service. Back up and safely auto-sync your brushes between computers!
  • NEW! Disable size capture for tools, switch between brushes and tools while keeping size
  • All features available now for Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC2015, CC2017, CC2018, CC2019+
  • more

Upgrade MagicSquire here

Read more about MagicSquire brush manager for Photoshop



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MagicSquire 2.6/2.7 update: 4-8x speed boost, Magic Eraser improvement

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jun 12, 2018 Under Tools, brush organizer, panels

Just updated my panel MagicSquire to version 2.7 - brush manager for concept artists, game artists and photographers.

As your brush collections grow so grows MagicSquire! Mind-blowing 4-8x speed improvement on Photoshop CC, fast display of 500+ brushes in a single group, Magic Eraser now reverts with second click, more!

MagicSquire brush manager v2.6: speeded up!

MagicSquire brush manager v2.6: speeded up!

WHAT’S NEW:
– Improved loading of multiple .tpl files
– Significantly improved UI performance on Photoshop CC (all versions): when dealing with large number (500-1000+) of brushes, opening panel, scrolling, switching list types, opening/closing groups, loading .abr and .tpl files
– NEW FEATURE: Magic Eraser now preserves brush size and also supports second click! When you click Magic Eraser button again it switches back to the previously selected tool
– NEW FEATURE: You can now tune double-click behavior in MagicSquire settings
– Nailed “Cannot get id” problem on large brush collections
– Fixed visual issues
– Improved performace of Horizontal layout
– Photoshop CS6 users stay tuned! Speedup is on the way

Read more about other panels, including Photoshop Color Wheel and Color Mixer


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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

Upgrade MagicSquire

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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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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