Anastasiy Safari

MagicRefs 1.0, advanced Reference Image manager for Photoshop is out!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Thursday Nov 8, 2018 Under image references

FEATURES:
– Deep integration with Photoshop – native panel. Always there in the UI when you need it
– Drag’n’drop folders – directly from Windows Explorer or Mac Finder
– Add image from web
– View all images at once in a stream with zoom
– Colored groups
– Zoom, flip and edit selected image, use eyedropper
Animated GIF Video support! With frame-by-frame control
– Link sets of images to PSD documents
– Keep all data in the cloud of your choice
– Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017, CC2018, CC2019+ support
– more!
Get MagicRefs, the advanced Image Reference manager and viewer for Photoshop


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Big update! Anastasiy’s Extension Manager 3.0 is up!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Oct 16, 2018 Under Noise

Install/Uninstall/Update/Manage all your Adobe extensions and panels easily with new FREE Anastasiy’s Extension Manager 3.0! Supports all 3rd party extensions for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Flash Pro, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks. Now supports Adobe XD. Officially recommended by Adobe!

Free Anastasiy Extension Manager for Adobe software

Free Anastasiy Extension Manager for Adobe software

Get free Anastasiy’s Extension Manager



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MagicPicker 6.3 - Faster, better, mightier!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Sep 25, 2018 Under Adobe, Tools, Tips&tricks, color wheel, panels, photoshop

I updated my professional color picking plugin for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

MagicPicker 6.3 - professional color wheel panel

MagicPicker 6.3 - professional color wheel panel

WHAT’S NEW:
– NEW! Slight color adjustment with Shift+click on the inner side of color wheel (box, triangle, etc). The color pointer moves towards the cursor.
– Significant UI performance boost (new framework) on Photoshop/Illustrator CC, all versions. Especially on CC 2018+
– UI improvement in Keyboard Shortcuts dialog on Photoshop CS6
– Improved Black & White button behavior in BIG colors mode
– Fixed problem with clicking Background color swatch in BIG colors mode
– Fixed problem with wrong CMYK values on Illustrator in some scenarios
– On Illustrator CC and higher currently selected color swatch is now correctly displayed on the top
– Improved panel title display in Compact Mode
– Greatly improved and optimized Compact Mode in different scenarios, especially when quickly moving cursor aroud the panel
– Improved LDT Cube behavior when using eyedropper in some scenarios
Upgrade MagicPicker here
Read more about MagicPicker, the Professional Color Picking plugin for Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator


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Just updated my color mixing plugin for Photoshop!

MixColors 3.0: Keyboard Shortcuts for color mixing, auto-gradient groups, more!

MixColors 3.0: Keyboard Shortcuts for color mixing, auto-gradient groups, more!

What’s new in MixColors 3.0:

NEW! Smart Color Groups – next generation of color swatches. Auto-gradient between Photoshop
foreground & background or between any colors! Easily get colors inbetween. Smart resizing of the groups
so you have only the swatches you need. Shift+click to mix to current color.

NEW! Clear Color History, Undo/Redo colors with Keyboard Shorcuts
NEW! Quickly add color swatches to the mix with Shift+click! Drag’n’drop swatches to the mixing area,
single-click to set current color
NEW! Easily assign Keyboard Shortcuts using integrated Keyboard Shortcuts dialog wih new features:
– Add new Color Swatch
– Add new Color Group
– Create new Smart Color Group
– Add Foreground Color into Color Mix
– Clear Color History
– Undo/Redo Color (Navigate Color History, click to get back to older colors you chose for Photoshop Foreground)
– Pick Color from Color Mix into History
– Turn on Mix Eyedropper mode
– Toggle Auto-Sync mode
– Mix colors from each of 3 Mixers with main color (no matter if Auto-sync is on)
– Mix colors from each of 3 Mixers with Photoshop Foreground (no matter if Auto-sync is off)
– Load colors into each of 3 Mixers
– Mix colors from each of 3 Mixers with main color and then update mixer with this color
– Open/Close MixColors panel
All shortcuts are assignable straight inside MixColors Settings in an easy-to-use dialog (one click away settings).
Follow our tutorials for troubleshooting and additional details:
http://tutorials.anastasiy.com/?info=mixcolors-keyboard=shortcuts

NEW! Right-click menu allows you to edit swatch color, edit name or quickly assign background, foreground or
main color to the swatch.

NEW! Increadibly fast UI – uses new MagicPicker framework. Faster resizing, faster redraws, very responsive
NEW! Hide upper part of the panel with mixers and use only swatch grouping
NEW! Rearrange groups with drag’n’drop!

Drag’n’drop swatches between groups greatly improved
Improved compatibility with all recent Adobe updates including CC2018
Improved CloudSync – sync color swatches with our servers
Improved panel behavior and fixed all visual, drag’n’drop and other issues by your feedback
Color History is now scrolled to the end of the list when new color is chosen
Color History scrollbar is now smaller to clean up screen real estate
Fixed click problems with eyedroppers under color mixers
Improved design of the panel by your feedback
MixColors 3 features slightly modified modern-looking icon
Improved “delete swatch” button behavior in various scenarios

Upgrade MixColors here

Get MixColors – color mixing plugin for Adobe Photoshop



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Anastasiy Safari

Added 75th tutorial on MagicPicker

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jul 3, 2018 Under Tips&tricks, color wheel

I can’t believe it was 75 posts ago I started tips&tricks for my extension panel plugins! The first tip was published on Sep 5th, 2011 - about 7 years ago (and on the 3rd year after MagicPicker’s birth). The twitter page was launched in March 2010 (yeah I was quite slow, spending most of the time coding MagicPicker).

MagicPicker color wheel 75th tutorial

MagicPicker color wheel 75th tutorial

You can enjoy all the tutorials for MagicPicker, the Photoshop color wheel on my project’s blog



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MagicSquire, MixColors, MagicPicker, DiskFonts panels for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

MagicSquire, MixColors, MagicPicker, DiskFonts panels for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

New MagicPicker 6.2 is here:
– Color Temperature mode improved
– Improvements to Keyboard Shortcuts, speedups!
– Blank panel/invalid signature fix on CS6 platform
New MagicPicker, advanced Photoshop color wheel panel

New MagicSquire 2.5 is here:
– Improved compatibility with recent Adobe updates
– Fixed issues with varios brush formats and .abr/.tpl files
– Blank panel/invalid signature fix on CS6 platform
New MagicSquire, brush organizing panel for Photoshop

MixColors 2.2:
– Improved compatibility with recent updates to Adobe Creative Cloud
– Blank panel/invalid signature fix on CS6 platform
New MixColors, Photoshop color mixer

DiskFonts 1.2.21:
– Speed optimizations
– Blank panel/invalid signature fix on CS6 platform
New DiskFonts, Photoshop font viewer and manager



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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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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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