Anastasiy Safari

MagicRefs 2.0 is here! PACKED with new features

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Mar 2, 2021 Under Adobe, MagicRefs, Noise, update

My new MagicRefs, the reference image organizer 2.0 is here!

Rotate, resize, move images in Comic Strip mode, direct import of Boards from Pinterest, insert Layer from Photoshop document, Tag & Search images, Collections of Groups, drag Full Image with mouse, Paste from Clipboard more!

MagicRefs 2.0 reference image manager for Photoshop: import from Pinterest, move/resize images, more

MagicRefs 2.0 reference image manager for Photoshop: import from Pinterest, move/resize images, more

– NEW! Directly import Pinterest boards to groups
– NEW! Directly import Google Drive images to groups in MagicRefs
– NEW! Pan/scroll Single image with click-to-move
– NEW! Rotate enlarged Single image with new button on toolbar
– NEW! Zoom in Single image to the point with double-click on it
– NEW! Add current layer from document to the panel as an image – new button on toolbar
– NEW! Tags – assign tags to images and then filter them using Search (new button on the bottom) –
with Instant Suggestions. Filter out images that you don’t need in current project, instantly.
+ Search and filter by style, type, project, workspace, team, file, type of work or any other
favorite criteria you create by yourself.
+ Searches in closed/open groups when needed.
– NEW! Collections:
+ Combine several groups in a collection and then switch
between group combinations with one click or keyboard shortcut.
NEW: Use new Collection Editor from the menu -> Collections
– NEW! Comic Strip mode now allows direct operations with images:
+ Move (click on image and drag),
+ Rotate (click on bottom-left of image and drag) and
+ Scale (click on bottom-right of image and drag)
+ The state is saved and restored for every group of images.
+ The layout can be reset to original state with new button on the bottom
– NEW! Copy Image from Clipboard to MagicSquire image now supports more image formats
+ (use MagicRefs menu -> Keyboard Shortcuts to use it)
– NEW! Added option to reset data folder location to default

– New updated MagicRefs manual
– Improved: Insert images from the panel back into Photoshop document
– Improved Drag’n’drop behavior of folders and images on the panel, also better visual feedback
– Fixed a problem when ref image wasn’t fully visible when added to the group
– Improved handling of URLs with images – more modern URL types are now supported to add remote images
– Improved handling of groups linked to Photoshop documents
– Fixed various UI problems
– Improved Keyboard Shortcut handling with multiple Photoshop Workspaces
– Improved compatibility with OneDrive sync and Windows
– Improved zoom mode when clicking on images in History section
– Image scroll/zoom is now kept between image clicks
– Fixed problems connected to Full Image display
– Fixed conflict between Full Image and Settings dialogs
– Full Image zoom scroller on the bottom now correctly reflects zoom state
– Fixed a problem when Full Image wasn’t re-displayed after closing/re-opening Photoshop
– Fixed various UI problems when adding/displaying images with different aspect ratios

Upgrade MagicRefs here

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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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Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts on my plugins

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Monday Nov 26, 2018 Under Noise

This week I’m featuring massive discounts up to 50% on all Photoshop panels. All following Plugins for Adobe Photoshop (and Adobe Creative Suite/Cloud) are on sale for a limited time!

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2018 sale on Photoshop panels

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2018 sale on Photoshop panels

MagicPicker, the advanced color wheel and color picker for Adobe Photoshop

MagicRefs, professional Image Reference manager

MagicSquire, brush and tool preset group manager

MixColors, the physically accurate color mixer

DiskFonts, font manager for Adobe Creative Suite

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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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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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#DeepStyle experiments

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Saturday Oct 24, 2015 Under Images, Noise, color wheel, painting, photoshop

I’m back on art track after updating my MagicPicker Photoshop color wheel.

Here go some experiments I did with the neural networks and my photography. Mixing Silicon Valley hitech and digital art. More to come!

Gifts Of the Shore

Gifts Of the Shore

What's in the void

What's in the void


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Some flowers

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Monday Apr 30, 2012 Under Images, Noise

Recently I finished a very interesting project for the flower “tienda” in Quito, Ecuador. Here are some pictures, more to come!

Still Life

Still Life

Flowers and a girl

Flowers and a girl

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Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Apr 3, 2012 Under Images, Noise

I’ve recently done a lot of photos on my iPod (0.7 Mpx). I know the quality is not so good, but I love mobile photography for its simplicity.

The flood

The flood

The fruit of life

The fruit of life

Window to the evening

Window to the evening

City View

City View

Two worlds

Two worlds



The rest is on my flickr

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My 5th photography show is started in Beachwood, Ohio

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Friday Mar 25, 2011 Under Galleries, Noise, Subliminal

5th photography show of Anastasiy Safari
Thanks to my fabulous art agent Ilya Gotfryd, my 5th art photography show started in “The O Gallery” (LaPlace, 2101 Richmond Road, Beachwood, OH 44122, USA).

Here are some pictures from the show opening.

On the left are Marcela and David - friends from Medellín, Colombia - the city which is portraited on the photo to the right of them.

Shrine Of City Stories by Anastasiy Safari, framed

Shrine Of City Stories, framed

Approach by Anastasiy Safari, framed, 24"x18"

Approach, framed, 24"x18"

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Still life in purple, Photoshop, MagicPicker, John Derry's Brushes

Painted from nature in Photoshop using:
MagicPicker Photoshop color wheel and color picker
John Derry’s Artist Brushes

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