Anastasiy Safari

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

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My brush organizer for Adobe Photoshop, MagicSquire is updated to v2.3!

MagicSquire 2.3 brings Magic Eraser tool to Photoshop, more

MagicSquire 2.3 brings Magic Eraser tool to Photoshop, more

New features include:

– Alt-click now works with tools! Use saved Pencil as Mixer Brush and vice versa!
– Magic Eraser: click on the new “Turn current Tool into Eraser” button to use any Brush or Tool Preset you select as an Eraser. Instantly switches to Eraser mode keeping brush shape and other parameters intact. Alt-click on Magic Eraser to switch it permanently.
– With Advanced Export groups can be exported and converted to brushes and back (depending on a target format). Easily convert betweet .tpl and .abr Tool Presets! Exports filtered results when using search.
– Performance boost on Photoshop CS5/CS6!
– Improved list mode
– Fixed a bug with loading specific .ABR files on Photoshop CC2018+
– Fixed a bug when size of the brush wasn’t properly saved on Photoshop CC2018+
– Fixed loading of Photoshop CC2018+ brushes when sometimes they weren’t loaded as tool presets
– Fixed “consistency” error that some users faced on CC2018+
– Small bug fixes
– Speedups and optimizations
– Optimizations to UI and drag’n’drop on Photoshop CS6
– Added panel loading progress on Photoshop CS6

The upgrade to MagicSquire is available here



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Winter Sale

Winter Sale! Discounts on all software: MagicPicker Photoshop Color Wheel, MagicSquire Photoshop Brush Organizer and others!

Get discounted panels while it lasts!



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Continuing on with the series of tutorials for MagicPicker, MagicSquire, MixColors and DiskFonts!

Exchange transparency with color for vector shapes

Exchange transparency with color for vector shapes

Tip#68 is up for MagicPicker Photoshop color wheel and I didn’t even cover all of its features yet!



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Anastasiy Safari

Recent MagicSquire 2.2 brought Live Search to Tool Presets in Photoshop

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Dec 5, 2017 Under brush organizer

MagicSquire 2.2 with Live Search in Photoshop

MagicSquire 2.2 with Live Search in Photoshop

Use Live Search on Brush or Tool Presets in new MagicSquire 2.2, and then you can Drag’n’drop, Delete or Edit filtered brushes without clearing the search field! Quickly rearrange only specific #Photoshop brushes and tools inside groups.

In addition to that MagicSquire 2.2 update features:
– Improved behavior on CS5/CS6, including drag’n’drop in some scenarios
– Fixed a problem when a .tpl file could not be loaded when tools were named in a specific way
– Fixed a rare issue connected to Tool Presets on CS5/CS6 which led to a panel crash
– Fixed loading of very large groups on CS5/CS6
– CS6: Fixed selection problems in varios list modes
– Improved quality of icons for Tool Presets
– Improved drag’n’drop on Photoshop CC in Horizontal layout
– Improved UI on Photoshop CC2015 and CC2014

Upgrade MagicSquire here

Read more about MagicSquire, the advanced Brush & Tool Preset group manager in Adobe Photoshop

*Also Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts are still on for MagicPicker Photoshop color wheel and my other panels



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Anastasiy Safari

Black Friday is on!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Friday Nov 24, 2017 Under Tools, brush organizer, color mixer, color panel, color wheel, photoshop

Get massive discounts up to 50% on all my software products for digital artists, graphic designers, concept artists, photographers and all creative professionals out there:

MagicPicker, the advanced color wheel and color picker for Adobe Photoshop

MagicSquire, brush and tool preset group manager

MixColors, the physical accurate color mixer

DiskFonts, font manager for Adobe Creative Suite

Also don’t miss huge bundle discounts on all panels combined!



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MagicPicker color wheel 5.3, MagicSquire brush organizer 2.1

MagicPicker color wheel 5.3, MagicSquire brush organizer 2.1

MagicPicker color wheel panel 5.3:
– Improvements to Compact Mode
– Support for recent Adobe platform updates
– Improved right-click behavior in Color Scheme mode
– Improved Compact Mode
– Improved activation
– Fixed linking background and foreground in Traditional Color Wheel mode
– Improved Color Temperature Wheel in different scenarious
– Improved loading time of the panel

MagicSquire brush organizer 2.1:
– Improves loading of very large .abr files
– Supports all Adobe Photoshop updates

MixColors color mixer 2.2

MixColors color mixer 2.2

MixColors color mixer 2.2:
– Streamlines Color Swatch Groups
– Loads faster
– Improves support of Adobe Photoshops



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Anastasiy Safari

MagicSquire 2.0 is superfast! Brings new features!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Oct 10, 2017 Under Tools, Tips&tricks, brush organizer, photoshop

I finally updated MagicSquire to 2.0. Took around 6 months to deliver new speeded up engine that allows to change Thumbnail Size, brings New Horizontal Mode, PRO Mode to hide UI out of the way, add Shapes and all Tool Presets to groups, more!

WHAT’S NEW:
– New horizontal layout! First of a kind in Adobe Photoshop
– Scale Thumbnails with Scaling Slider. Make them tiny or make them huge!
– Support for Shapes and all Photoshop Tool Presets! Organize any Tool Presets in groups: Rectangle, Crop, Eyedropper, Custom Shape, Round Rectangle, Ellipse, etc. Any of them all of them!
– Recent Tool History list! Kept between Photoshop sessions
– Unique PRO Mode – hide all buttons and UI elements out of the way
– Superfast new engine rewritten from scratch – much faster UI and brush handling: create brushes faster, load .abr files faster, faster drag’n’drop and faster handling of very large collections (1000+ brushes)
– Large .abr files (4GB+) and file collections support
– Compact Mode improved on CC2017
– Various bug fixes
– Improved display of the circle on size-only brushes for newly created brushes
– Significantly improved drag’n’drop on CS6
– Proudly supports Photoshop CS5, CS5.5 CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017+

You can upgrade MagicSquire to v2.0 here

Read more about MagicSquire, tool and brush group organizer in Adobe Photoshop



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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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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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