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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Now you can organize and group Brushes, Mixer Brushes, Erasers, Smudge Tools, Pencils, etc.! You got it! MagicSquire 1.2 panel now supports Tool Presets and .TPL files. Still supporting Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017.

MagicSquire 1.2: Tool presets organization in Photoshop

MagicSquire 1.2: Tool presets organization in Photoshop

NEW IN MagicSquire 1.2 for Adobe Photoshop:
– Supports Tools Presets and advanced brushes: Brush, Mixer Brush, Smudge, Eraser, Pencil, etc.!
– Add, organize, drag’n’drop, move between groups, assign colors to the Tool Presets the same way you did it with the brushes
– Load .TPL files and to add various Tools from files into Photoshop (in addition to .ABR files support)
– Another performance boost. Close/open/hide/show panel with unprecedented

Upgrade here to newest MagicSquire

Get MagicSquire, organization and grouping of tool presets and brushes in Adobe Photoshop



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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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Anastasiy Safari

New MagicPicker 5.2 is the perfect MagicPicker

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Sep 20, 2016 Under color wheel, panels

MagicPicker 5.2 upgrade

MagicPicker 5.2 upgrade


MagicPicker 5.2 introduces improvements by users’ feedback. Here’s what’s new:

– Faster handling of Fill/Stroke colors for shapes, shape groups, small shape groups, large shape groups, groups of large shapes and small shapes and text in all scenarios. Shortly speaking MagicPicker is now the true magic master of shapes and text in Photoshop and Illustrator. Select shapes to quickly change their color, that’s it!
– Interactive Help now correctly shows interactive tips on color name and YUV values
– R/G/B, H/S/B, C/M/Y/K boxes are now faster on Photoshop CC2015.5
– Background color swatch selection in BIG swatches mode is no longer delayed
– RGB/HSB Sliders on the bottom are now scaled correctly. Always
– Speeded up various parts of MagicPicker interface on CC2015/2015.5 (yeah, it’s quicker with every update)
– Improved installation on Illustrator CC2015.3
– Fixed gray window on Photoshop CS4

You can upgrade here or read more about MagicPicker 5.2 – the best and most advanced color wheel and color matching experience in Photoshop and Illustrator



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Anastasiy Safari

MagicPicker 5.0 just arrived - it’s here all new!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jul 5, 2016 Under Tools, color wheel, panels

My color wheel panel, MagicPicker just updated to v5.0! Colorize Shapes & Text, view current Color Name, HSL, YUV values on color wheel. Also new Interactive Help, beautiful Retina, 4K, 5K+ display support! Optimizations for Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop‬ CC2015.5 and all versions from CC2015 down to CS3

MagicPicker 5.0 displays color name on the wheel, colorizes vector shapes

MagicPicker 5.0 displays color name on the wheel, colorizes vector shapes

Here’s brief list of changes:

Update brings better support for new Creative Cloud: Adobe Illustrator CC2015.3 & Photoshop CC2015.5 and new features:
NEW! Colorize Shapes and Text in Photoshop (activated from menu).
* Colorize individual shapes with color feedback.
* Control hue of groups of shapes – shift hue and color temperature.
NEW! Assign transparent color in Illustrator and for Photoshop shapes/vectors with Ctrl/Cmd Click
Exchange colors for shapes, exchange with transparency
NEW! New color spaces and color values on the corner of the wheel.
* Switchable button on the left bottom corner
* HSB, RGB, CMYK, YCbCr, YUV, XYZ
* Color names display (X11/HTML standard)
NEW! Interactive help (activated from menu)
* Click on any UI element to get full tutorial with description how to use it and what it means
NEW! Full Retina support! Fine beautiful icons – icons got a HiDPI treatment. Use it on Mac 5K and Retina and 4K displays on Windows & Mac
* Improved performance on Retina and HiDPI/4K/6K displays
NEW! BG/FG link now works when using eyedropper – perfect helper when using Brush with Color Dynamics
More features and improvements!

Update or read more about MagicPicker panel - the advanced color wheel-based plugin for Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator



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Anastasiy Safari

Tutorials for my panels - database

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Wednesday Jun 1, 2016 Under Adobe, Tools, Noise, Tips&tricks, color mixer, color panel, color wheel, photoshop

The time has come to bring all the tutorials, tips and tricks for MagicPicker color wheel, MixColors color mixer and DiskFonts font management plugins in one place! There are now more than 50 of them and the list is growing!

The tutorial knowledgebase is now live, covering best practices on using the panels & plugins under Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and other Adobe family software.



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Anastasiy Safari

Small non-visual update (new extension manager for Adobe platform)

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Mar 29, 2016 Under Adobe, Tools, photoshop

My ZXP/MXP extension manager for Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud is out of beta!

MAIN FEATURES:
- Supports all .zxp and .mxp extensions, including 3rd party plugins: installation, removal, update
- Windows & Mac OS X compatible - native app for both platforms!
- Full Adobe CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015 and CC2016 support (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, Flash Pro, Fireworks)
- Bugs fixed and UI is improved by users’ feedback

The extension manager supports managing of MagicPicker, the Photoshop color wheel and any 3rd party extensions!



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Anastasiy Safari

New site design, new updates!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Wednesday Jul 29, 2015 Under Adobe, Tools, color wheel, panels, photoshop

Finally my project dedicated to Adobe’s panels got updated! New design, new features.

Panels

Panels

Namely there’s a new page for MagicPicker, the color wheel, MixColors, the color mixer and DiskFonts, the font manager for Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud.

Hopefully soon I will be able to get back to photography, it was a long way…



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Recently updated MagicPicker to version 4.3, new version brings a lot of optimizations and speedups in Photoshop CC 2014 (Illustrator CC 2014 too!).

MagicPicker 4.3, the advanced color wheel and color picker

Upgrade to MagicPicker 4.3

Also published a lot of tutorials on how to use new features including Color Temperature Wheel.

MagicPicker's Color Temperature Wheel

MagicPicker's Color Temperature Wheel

Other tutorials (43 of them and counting!) on MagicPicker, MixColors and DiskFonts panels

More news are coming!



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MagicPicker 4.0 with full CC 2014 support

MagicPicker 4.0 with full CC 2014 suppor

MagicPicker 4.0 - update to my popular plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator! Bringing full CC 2014 support, new Color Temperature Wheel Mode, BIG color swatches (optional) and completely rewritten color picking engine!

MagicPicker 4.0 - advanced color wheel for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator



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