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MagicTints 2.2 Adobe CC panel is out

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jun 29, 2021 Under Adobe, Affinity, Affinity Photo, LUT, MagicTints, color matching

Assign your color palette to any image, or instantly match colors from another one, export LUT, new MagicTints — AI context-based color matcher 2.2 is here!

MagicTints 2.2, Adobe CC panel for instant AI-based color matching

MagicTints 2.2, Adobe CC panel for instant AI-based color matching

WHAT’S NEW:

Desktop version of MagicTints is out too! Use it with any software beyond Adobe CC
- Improved CPU/GPU detection and handling
- Improved UI when processing images
- Allowed linking groups to current document only on Photoshop (Link icon next to group’s name)
- Added new keyboard shortcut to Generate LUT
- Improved messaging and links to MagicTints manual

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Standalone Color Matching/Correction super-desktop app from Anastasiy

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Jun 15, 2021 Under Affinity Photo, LUT, MagicTints

MagicTints Desktop - color match images on Mac & Windows

MagicTints Desktop - color match images on Mac & Windows

The wait is over!
New MagicTints 2 Desktop can quickly switch any image’s colors — without Adobe CC. Works on macOS and Windows.
Crazy fast 1-click GPU-based Color Matching between images. Adjust Mood, bring Multiple images to the same color palette. Use with any software!
FEATURES:
– Use it together with any software: Affinity Photo, Lightroom, Sketch, Unity, GIMP, Final Cut, AfterEffects, Pixelmator. No CC subscription required. 2x faster than plugin!
– Exports LUT or images
– Brings multiple images to the color and aesthetics of existing image
– Switch lighting conditions or mood of any concept art, photo or texture
– Keep original micro-contrast, dynamic range, subtle details
– Smartest color correction ever! Accuracy on subpixel level. Machine Learning core handles 8K+ resolutions. Uses your NVidia, Apple M1 or AMD GPU
– uses MagicPicker UI engine for faster speeds.
– more


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MagicTints 2.1! Faster LUT, up to x128 export

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Wednesday Apr 21, 2021 Under Adobe, MagicTints, color correction, color grading, update

WHAT’S NEW

v2.1
– Now correctly works in the environment with two-byte characters (like Chinese)
– LUT 128×128x128 is now possible! Now correctly exports large LUTs of 64×64x64, 72×72x72, 128×128x128 etc..
– LUT generation is much faster
– LUTs are now much more precise, especially on big sizes (fixed problems with desaturation and banding)
– Now there are no limits on source image size when creating a LUT
– The GPU icon on the top is now less visible when GPU processing is disabled – to distinguish between sates
– Fixed a problem with partial color matching on AMD GPUs
– Fixed a problem with some LUTs (like 17×17x17 and 128×128x128) not opening in Photoshop and 3D/Video software

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MagicTints 2 creates LUT from just one target image, more!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Tuesday Mar 30, 2021 Under Adobe, MagicTints, color grading

MagicTints 2.0 update is here! Color Grading Revolution! No need to spend hours to create LUT, just specify one target image with reference colors and that’s it!

MagicTints 2: LUT from two images, REALTIME speedup 7x-10x, much more!

MagicTints 2: LUT from two images, REALTIME speedup 7x-10x, much more!

WHAT’S NEW:
– NEW! Incredible speed improvement.
Greatly improved color matching speed on macOS and Windows – especially for high resolution images of 4000×4000px, 6000×6000px etc and higher.
Now works up to 50x faster.
– Image processing is much faster
– Image loading is much faster
– Uses newer CPUs parallel features of Intel (Core i5, i7, i9), AMD (Threadpiper) and Apple M1
– Uses GPU acceleration of NVidia, AMD and Apple videocards for unprecedented speeds
– Easily processes images of high resolution
In addition:
– Better GPU and advanced CPU detection are now clearly visible on the panel
– You can see how speed is improved by hovering your mouse over those buttons
– You can click on the GPU icon to disable GPU acceleration

– NEW! Color-grading revolution – MagicTints now exports LUT tables.
– 1-click Primary Color grading is now possible
– Pick an image as color reference and create a Color-Lookup-Table (LUT) to convert any image to that color
– Click new “Generate LUT” button on the toolbar to generate a LUT from selected images
– Use created LUT in Unity, Unreal Engine, Premiere, Final Cut, AfterEffects, Lightrom, Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve – any software that supports LUTs
– Apply result from MagicTints to the whole Video Footage or a batch of images
– Or use it in hardware LUT Boxes
– Works both for Video Production and color grading of still images
– Exports .CUBE and unwarped .PNG (for Unity/UE)
– Supports arbitrary LUT sizes: 17×17x17, 25×25x25, 16×256 etc.
– Enter any LUT size in Settings

– NEW! New advanced color grading algorithm now can apply contrast from color reference
– Click new “Apply Contrast” button on the left to “Apply” button to activate this mode
– In this mode MagicTints will apply contrast of the source image to the selected layer
– Transfer look from print to negative or from a high-contrast image to low-contrast automagically
– Combining this with LUT export you can apply contrast in your Video Editing software on the whole footage

– NEW! Better color matching to Swatches. If you use plain color swatches as color source you will see much better results
– Easily assign 1,2,3 or more predefined colors to the image, now works much better
– NEW! Paste color references from Clipboard.
– Use Settings to assign it to a Keyboard Shortcut
– Advanced option to relocate Data folder from Settings (by clicking Browse)
– “Create new layers” button now lights up on panel start if it was activated before
– “Add new image” button is now consistent with Photoshop UI on CC2020/2021+
– Improved inserting images from Photoshop on some international platforms
– Improved Keyboard Shortcut handling with multiple Photoshop Workspaces
– New updated and speeded up modern UI framework, that supports all modern GPU features
– Optimized for better power management on laptops, Surface devices and MacBooks
– Optimized to run on older computers
– Supports Adobe Photoshop CC2014, CC2015, CC2017, CC2019, CC2020, CC2021+
– Better support of Surface Book and Surface Pro
– Better support of non-Wacom tablets
– Improved UI performance in different scenarios
– Fixed various minor UI problems
– Optimized to work with macOS Big Sur, new Windows 10 updates
– Correctly works with XDR and HDR displays (on OpenGL supported GPUs)
– All improvements implemented by real-life users’ feedback

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2020 discounts on Photoshop panels

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2020 discounts on Photoshop panels

#BlackFriday discounts up to 60% on my Photoshop plugins for artists, photographers, designers and all creative professionals: MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD, MagicTints AI Color Matcher, MagicSquire Brush Organizer and other #Photoshop & #Illustrator panels. Get yours: http://anastasiy.com/blackfriday

MagicPicker 7 color wheel (35% off)
MagicTints, 1-click color matcher (50% off)
MagicSquire 4, professional brush manager (30% off)
MixColors 3, color mixer (30% off)

MagicRefs 1, reference manager (30% off)
DiskFonts 1, font manager (30% off)



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Photoshop and Creative Cloud extension panels updated

Photoshop and Creative Cloud extension panels updated

New MagicSquire 4.3 is here:

– Improved keyboard shortcut handling in Photoshop CC 2021 and above
- Minor UI speedups
New MagicSquire, brush organizing panel for Photoshop

New MagicRefs 1.4 is here:
- CC 2021 support
- Fixed problem with international characters in image names and paths
- Fixed a problem when MagicRefs was creating empty document on start
New MagicRefs, life is easy with reference images in Photoshop

MagicTints 1.4:
- CC2021 support
- Improved handling of trimmed layers
New MagicTints, 1-click pro color correction and color grading in Photoshop

New MagicPicker 7.2 is here:
- Fixed problem with linking colors in some scenarios on Photoshop CC 2020 21.1+
- Fixed problem with changing background color in some scenarios on Photoshop CC 2020 21.1+
- Fixed a problem with using keyboard shortcuts on Illustrator on macOS Catalina for international users
- Better support for Adobe CC 2021
New MagicPicker, advanced Photoshop color wheel panel

MixColors 3.2:
– Improved UI performance
- Better support for Adobe CC 2021
New MixColors, Photoshop color mixer

Install or update all the panels with new Anastasiy’s Extension Manager that fully supports new Adobe Creative Cloud 2021



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60%-OFF sale updated! New discounts for working from home

COMFORT_ZONE@HOME: MagicSquire, MagicTints, MagicPicker discounts

COMFORT_ZONE@HOME: MagicSquire, MagicTints, MagicPicker discounts

ALL DISCOUNTS AT:
anastasiy.com/comfort

Bundles with the following panels are on sale:
New! MagicTints 1.2 — AI 1-click color matcher in Adobe® Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
New! MagicPicker 7.1 — Advanced Illustrator & Photoshop Color Wheel HUD
MagicSquire 3.4lets you tag and organize brushes in colorful groups inside Adobe® Photoshop
MagicRefs 1.3 — advanced handling of Reference Images (or any image assets) in Adobe® Photoshop
MixColors 3.1 groups Photoshop color swatches in compact folders and mixes colors
DiskFonts lets preview fonts before installing them


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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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COMFORT_ZONE@HOME supersale!

Posted by Anastasiy Safari on Thursday Apr 2, 2020 Under MagicRefs, MagicSquire, MagicTints, Tools, photoshop, plugin

Working from home? You’re covered – MagicSquire, MagicTints, MagicPicker and other panels are discounted!

Working from home? You’re covered – MagicSquire, MagicTints, MagicPicker discounts

Working from home? You’re covered – MagicSquire, MagicTints, MagicPicker discounts

GET YOUR DISCOUNTS AT:
anastasiy.com/comfort

Bundles with the following panels are on sale:
New! MagicTints 1.2 — AI and machine learning-based 1-click color matching in Adobe® Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
New! MagicPicker 7.1 — Professional Color Wheel HUD in Photoshop & Illustrator
MagicSquire 3.4 lets you organize brushes in colorful groups inside Adobe® Photoshop
MagicRefs 1.3 — advanced handling of Reference Images (or any image assets) in Adobe® Photoshop
MixColors 3.1 groups Photoshop color swatches in compact folders and mixes colors
DiskFonts lets preview fonts before installing them


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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

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