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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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 6.1 is a minor update to color wheel panel

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Monday Apr 2, 2018 Under Tools, color wheel

MagicPicker 6.1 improves color wheel performance, improves keyboard shortcut behavior for changing color temperature and other minor improvements.

MagicPicker color wheel 6.1

MagicPicker color wheel 6.1

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MagicPicker 6.0 is up! Brings new Color Space, Keyboard Shortcuts, more

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Mar 27, 2018 Under color wheel, photoshop
Just updated my popular panel for advanced color picking in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator!

MagicPicker 6 update with Keyboard Shortcuts, new color space in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

MagicPicker 6 update with Keyboard Shortcuts, new color space in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

WHAT’S NEW:
– Assign Keyboard Shortcuts to: Increase/Decrease Color Brightness, Temperature, Hue, Toggle Color Scheme, K-Lock, Tone Lock, Compact Mode, HSB/RGB sliders, Switch Color Triangle/Box/Diamond/Temperature/LDT-Cube, Copy color hex to Clipboard, Toggle panel on/off
– Assign shortcuts directly from MagicPicker Settings dialog
– Adjust steps for parameters increase/decrease from the same dialog
– Supports special keys of extended Keyboards and devices that emulate key presses.
– LDT-Cube Color Picker – most natural Color Space for digital artists. Pick separately on three Light, Dark and Temperature-based color sides at the same time!
– Move horizontally to adjust brightness, top side adjusts color temperature
– Move vertically to adjust saturation while keeping color’s brightness
– Super clean stylish look with new PRO Mode. Hide all buttons and move UI elements out of your way! Click MagicPicker menu -> PRO Mode to toggle it.
– Pantone Solid Coated/Uncoated, L*c*h* support
– Tooltips for UI elements! Switch them on/off in Settings if you feel they’re too much
– All features available now for Photoshop and Illustrator CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017, CC2018+
– more
Or read more about MagicPicker, the advanced color wheel for Adobe


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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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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

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



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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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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

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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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