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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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

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MagicPicker 5.1 update emerged!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Aug 23, 2016 Under Adobe, Tools, Tips&tricks, color panel, color wheel, photoshop

MagicPicker 5.1

MagicPicker 5.1

MagicPicker, my advanced Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop color wheel-based panel just updated to v5.1!
New version improves changing Fill & Stroke colors for vector shapes and text, enhances Tone Lock that lets keep color in the same range, Color Temperature Wheel and K-Lock, that lets keep K value of CMYK on the same level. Improves Interactive Help and YUV color space mode.

MORE:
- Improved UI on hi-res displays
- Improved Color Temperature Wheel behavior
- Improved and expanded Interactive Help
- MagicPicker now correctly detects if shape is selected in all possible cases
- Fixed oversized text behavior when changing text color in Photoshop with MagicPicker
- Fixed problems with oversized Tone Lock icon
- Improved K-Lock behavior with eyedropper
- Improved and speeded up animations
- Improves YUV color space mode on calibrated screens
- Speeded up various parts of MagicPicker interface on CC2015/2015.5
- Improved performance on CS6, CS5, CS4 and CS3



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New tutorials for MagicPicker… 57 of them!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Aug 9, 2016 Under Tips&tricks, color wheel

Change Fill & Stroke colors with MagicPicker

Change Fill & Stroke colors with MagicPicker

The tutorials for MagicPicker, the Photoshop (and Illustrator) color wheel panel just updated! Recent tutorial #57 describes how to quickly change colors of vector shapes and text in Adobe Photoshop with one click.



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Helpful resources on MagicPicker color wheel panel

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jul 26, 2016 Under Adobe, Tips&tricks, color wheel

MagicPicker 5.0 is here and here are some resources dedicated to help:

Tutorials database on all panels including MagicPicker and MixColors (DiskFonts too!)

Facebook page with tutorials on MagicPicker

Twitter page with the latest news for all my Photoshop panels

Extension Manager, that lets manage (install, remove and update) .zxp extensions on Adobe Creative Cloud and Creative Suite (Mac & Windows)

Link to MagicPicker, the Photoshop color wheel

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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!

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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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More digital art

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Friday Mar 11, 2016 Under Adobe, Images, Subliminal, color mixer, color panel, color wheel, painting, photoshop

My blog full of photography slightly becomes a digital art blog. When I relax from building my panels (MagicPicker, the color wheel panel for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator and MixColors, the color swatch group manager for Adobe Photoshop) I just draw.

Fifth

Fourth

Fragments



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MixColors 2.0 upgrade

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Feb 2, 2016 Under color mixer, panels

MixColors 2.0 color mixer with swatch groups for Photoshop

MixColors 2.0 color mixer with swatch groups for Photoshop

Finally long-awaited update to MixColors panel for artists, designers and photographers delivers intuitive Swatch Groups, adds Cloud Sync, gets next-gen color mixing formula, brings full Adobe Photoshop CC2015 support and more!

WHAT’S NEW:
- Color groups. Reimagined! New simple and intuitive color group management with drag’n’drop support.
- Sync colors and color groups with the Cloud – safe 256-bit encryption on the server side! Easy cloud handling.
- Color mixing improved – next-gen color mixing formula for faster and more accurate results.
- Adobe Photoshop CC 2015+ and CC 2014 support – MixColors has been rewritten from scratch to support new Adobe Creatve Cloud platform.
- Color history is improved.
- Small/large color swatches handling improved.
- Tons of performance improvements on CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6 and CC platforms.
- A lot of bug fixes and improvements by your feedback.

MixColors is the color mixer and swatch group manager for Photoshop



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