Anastasiy Safari

New tutorial: MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD in minimalistic mode

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday May 5, 2020 Under Adobe, Tools, color wheel

Make Photoshop Color Wheel HUD super powerful or super minimal! Activate PRO Mode together with HUD in MagicPicker by going to Settings -> PRO Mode (before switching to HUD).

Still pops up under your cursor.

MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD – super minimal or super powerful

MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD – super minimal or super powerful

In PRO Mode you will get only the necessary features (by turning it off you can customize it and get access to all MagicPicker power).

From series of tutorials for MagicPicker, advanced color wheel, picker and HUD in Photoshop & Illustrator



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New MagicPicker 7.1, the Photoshop color wheel you always wanted!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Wednesday Jan 29, 2020 Under Adobe, color wheel

MagicPicker 7.1 introduces new UI mode to Photoshop, you can now use it as a HUD Color Picker that ’sticks’ to your keyboard shortcut (or pen button). Press the shortcut to show the panel, and release to hide! You can use all power of MagicPicker including Color Temperature Wheel, Color Schemes etc. in this mode!

Read more about how to set up MagicPicker’s sticky HUD

Sticky Color Wheel HUD in MagicPicker

Sticky Color Wheel HUD in MagicPicker. * - configurable

Added Sticky HUD mode:
- HUD shows up on key down and hides on key up (works with stylus buttons too)
- Go to MagicPicker Settings to activate Sticky mode for HUD
- You can run HUD in Sticky mode alongside with the main panel, having access both to MagicPicker HUD and current colors display when the HUD is hidden

Fixes and improvements:
- Fixed bugs in multi-monitor configurations and on external monitors
- Fixed problem with first brush stroke’s pressure/opacity when using keyboard shortcuts
- Fixed issue with upscaled icon on Adobe Illustrator
- Fixed bug with randomly disappearing panel on Photoshop start
- Fixed handling of Shift-based shortcut key combinations on Windows
- Solid Color Fill layer changes color only when Colorize Shapes & Text mode is active
- RGB/HSB sliders now update color values/name on color wheel (if shown) in realtime
- Improved HUD size handling on Adobe Illustrator
- Improved Keyboard Shortcut detection for various keyboard layouts
- Improved Keyboard Shortcut handling with multiple Photoshop Workspaces

Upgrade MagicPicker

Download MagicPicker, professional color wheel panel / HUD for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator



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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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MagicTints feature tour

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Aug 6, 2019 Under Adobe, Affinity, Affinity Photo, MagicTints, Noise, color, color correction, color matching, update

Change lighting of any image, match one image’s colors to another, convert images to same colors and more!

Get MagicTints, the 1-click color correction and color matching software for Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Lightroom, Affinity, Illustrator etc



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The tradition goes on! The 84th tutorial (this time on MagicSquire, my brush manager) just came to life!

Don’t miss my huge tutorial database on MagicPicker color wheel, MagicSquire professional brush manager, MixColors color mixer, MagicRefs reference image manager and other plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (and more).



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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

Read more about MagicSquire, tool and brush group organizer in Adobe Photoshop



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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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