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New MagicPicker 7.1, the Photoshop color wheel you always wanted!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Wednesday Jan 29, 2020 Under Adobe, color wheel

MagicPicker 7.1 introduces new UI mode to Photoshop, you can now use it as a HUD Color Picker that ’sticks’ to your keyboard shortcut (or pen button). Press the shortcut to show the panel, and release to hide! You can use all power of MagicPicker including Color Temperature Wheel, Color Schemes etc. in this mode!

Read more about how to set up MagicPicker’s sticky HUD

Sticky Color Wheel HUD in MagicPicker

Sticky Color Wheel HUD in MagicPicker. * - configurable

Added Sticky HUD mode:
- HUD shows up on key down and hides on key up (works with stylus buttons too)
- Go to MagicPicker Settings to activate Sticky mode for HUD
- You can run HUD in Sticky mode alongside with the main panel, having access both to MagicPicker HUD and current colors display when the HUD is hidden

Fixes and improvements:
- Fixed bugs in multi-monitor configurations and on external monitors
- Fixed problem with first brush stroke’s pressure/opacity when using keyboard shortcuts
- Fixed issue with upscaled icon on Adobe Illustrator
- Fixed bug with randomly disappearing panel on Photoshop start
- Fixed handling of Shift-based shortcut key combinations on Windows
- Solid Color Fill layer changes color only when Colorize Shapes & Text mode is active
- RGB/HSB sliders now update color values/name on color wheel (if shown) in realtime
- Improved HUD size handling on Adobe Illustrator
- Improved Keyboard Shortcut detection for various keyboard layouts
- Improved Keyboard Shortcut handling with multiple Photoshop Workspaces

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MagicRefs 1.3 – better CC 2020 compatibility, new features

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jan 21, 2020 Under Adobe, MagicRefs, image references, plugin, update

MagicRefs 1.3: Life is easy with Reference Images! Quick switch between Full images, better CC 2020 compatibility, various issues fixed, more!

MagicRefs 1.3: improved reference image management in Adobe Photoshop

MagicRefs 1.3: improved reference image management in Adobe Photoshop

WHAT’S NEW:

– Now you can navigate between previous/next images in full image mode by using buttons on the toolbar or keyboard shortcuts
– Now MagicRefs remembers the last image selected when opening the panel again
– MagicRefs window now stays active after adding images using file dialog on Mac
– Fixed an issue with inserting images from MagicRefs into document on some Windows configurations
– Fixed issues with Compact Mode on all configurations
– Improved compatibility with Photoshop 2020
– Improved Keyboard Shortcut detection for various keyboard layouts
– Fixed problem with first brush stroke’s pressure/opacity when using keyboard shortcuts
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MagicTints 1.3 update brings precise color matching to Adobe software

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jan 14, 2020 Under Adobe

MagicTints 1.3, 1-click AI-based color matching

MagicTints 1.3, 1-click AI-based color matching

WHAT’S NEW:
– Improved compatibility with CC 2020, fixed file open dialog
– Improved UI performance
– Improved Keyboard Shortcut detection for various keyboard layouts
– Fixed problem with first brush stroke’s pressure/opacity when using keyboard shortcuts

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MagicSquire 3.4 is out! Photoshop CC2020 support improved, more!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Monday Jan 6, 2020 Under Adobe, MagicSquire, update

MagicSquire, the Professional Photoshop Brush Manager with Tags and Collections is updated to v3.4: fixes for Adobe Photoshop CC 2020 issues, pen pressure with keyboard shortcuts, minor UI fixes for Brush Tags and Collections

MagicSquire 3.4 update: Stability and CC 2020 improvements, fixes, more

MagicSquire 3.4 update: Stability and CC 2020 improvements, fixes, more

WHAT’S ARRIVED:

– Improved Photoshop 2020 compatibility
– Improved Keyboard Shortcut detection for various keyboard layouts
– Fixed problem with first brush stroke’s pressure/opacity when using keyboard shortcuts
– Various UI fixes and improvements by your feedback!

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Black Friday Sale 2019 is ON!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Friday Nov 29, 2019 Under Adobe, MagicSquire, MagicTints, brush organizer, tool

Black Friday discounts on Photoshop panels

Black Friday discounts on Photoshop panels

Discounts up to 60% on MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD, MagicTints AI Color Matcher, MagicSquire Brush Organizer and other panels for Adobe Creative Cloud & Adobe Creative Suite.

http://anastasiy.com/blackfriday

MagicPicker 7 color wheel (35% off)
MagicTints, 1.2 1-click color matcher (50% off)
MagicSquire 3.3, professional brush manager (30% off)
MixColors 3.3, color mixer (30% off)

MagicRefs 1.2, reference manager (30% off)
DiskFonts 1.2, font manager (30% off)



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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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MagicSquire 3.3 brings stability and performance improvements

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Oct 1, 2019 Under brush organizer, photoshop, update

MagicSquire 3.3 is out! It’s a small service update that brings stability and performance improvement.

MagicSquire professional brush manager update 3.3

MagicSquire professional brush manager update 3.3

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New MagicSquire 3.2 brings right-click to move brushes between groups

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Sep 3, 2019 Under Adobe, MagicSquire, panels, update

My updated panel, MagicSquire 3.2 is here! Check what’s new below:

MagicSquire 3.2 – advanced Photoshop brush manager

MagicSquire 3.2 – advanced Photoshop brush manager

– NEW! Right-click on the brush to quickly move it to any group, pick group by name
– NEW! Directly drag’n’drop .abr and .tpl files on the panel to load them as groups! Works only on Photoshop CC and higher
– Added new option in the menu – “Optimize brushes” that rebuilds brush database to avoid possible errors
– Fixed: In some scenarios Photoshop window deactivated after loading brushes from files
– Improved selection of newly created brushes on CS6 in various scenarios
– Improved compatibility with CC2019 in various scenarios
– Improved keyboard shortcut detection
– Improved handling of Dual Brushes when rendering strokes and creating new brushes
– In PRO Mode checkmark next to corresponding panel’s menu item is now correctly displayed when it’s active

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P.S. Don’t forget to check Photoshop color wheel and my other panels



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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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