Anastasiy Safari

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

Get MagicTints 1.3 updateRead more about MagicTints, the 1-click AI color matcher



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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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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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MagicTints 1.2 is here!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Oct 22, 2019 Under Affinity Photo, MagicTints, update

New MagicTints 1.2 fixes all problems with macOS Catalina and improves Color Palettes (in addition to color reference images) creation, more!

MagicTints Color Matching & Correction, version 1.2

MagicTints Color Matching & Correction, version 1.2

WHAT’S NEW
- Now you can create color palettes (instead of using color source images) on InDesign and Illustrator
- Improved color matching on older CPUs, improved messaging
- Fixed permission problems when running on macOS 10.15 Catalina
- Improved color matching speed

Get MagicTints 1.2 update

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Fix MagicTints not working on macOS Catalina

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Thursday Oct 17, 2019 Under MagicTints, Tips&tricks

MagicTints – 1-click color matching and color correction

MagicTints – 1-click color matching and color correction

If you have updated to macOS 10.15 Catalina you may have noticed that my MagicTints panel stopped working in Adobe Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC or InDesign CC. Some users reported errors like “MagicTints1.jsx cannot be opened because developer cannot be verified” and “Could not color match the following layers…”.

Don’t worry, there’s a fix for that! Please do the following:

1) Download MagicTints Catalina fix script
2) Open Adobe Photoshop CC and choose File -> Scripts -> Browse
   and locate MagicTintsCatalinaFix.jsx you just downloaded
3) That's it! Enjoy MagicTints

Please note that I don’t recommend to update to macOS Catalina yet as Photoshop itself may act strangely, there are problems with UI Scaling and other plugins. Hopefully Apple and Adobe would provide a fix soon. We will also publish the new update MagicTints that doesn’t require any additional scripts to run.

Please stay tuned and meanwhile enjoy MagicTints!



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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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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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