Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#11: Frequent colors in MagicPicker (+MixColors)

Activate fast and easy color palette for frequently used colors inside MagicPicker by adding MixColors panel to it. Easily add colors you use most, drag, rearrange, replace or remove colors, export/import from Photoshop Swatches, save to file.

1) Use MagicPicker’s menu -> Attach Panels…,
2) Choose MixColors and
3) Scale it down so only palette is visible

Frequent colors palette in MagicPicker + MixColors
Frequent colors palette in MagicPicker + MixColors

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MagicPicker and MixColors just got better!

MagicPicker and MixColors just got better!

MagicPicker color wheel v2.2 and MixColors color mixer v1.1
MagicPicker color wheel v2.2 and MixColors color mixer v1.1

Updated:
* Calibrated monitors support on Mac OS X 10.8+ and Windows 7+ * Better support for Photoshop CS6 and Dark UI * Copy Hex color with one click in MagicPicker * Better interaction with Photoshop Swatches * Speed of MixColors is improved dramatically * Small bug fixes and speed improvements * Much more in MagicPicker v2.2 and MixColors v1.1!

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Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#10: Color modes in MagicPicker

Change color mode for picking colors in MagicPicker. Choose different color palettes from color wheel to standard Photoshop modes. You can completely replace standard Photoshop color picker adding all spectacular MagicPicker’s features (including profile-calibrated CMYK conversion). Perfect for painting, graphic design, print and web. It makes MagicPicker the most powerful instrument for working with colors in Photoshop.

Color modes in Photoshop
Color modes in Photoshop

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#9: Link foreground and background colors in Photoshop

In MagicPicker link Background to Foreground color so BG color changes accordingly to FG changes (or vise versa). Make foreground color darker or cooler, or do a hue shift and background will change automatically. Use it to adjust your overall painting gamma very fast.

Link foreground and background colors in Adobe Photoshop
Link foreground and background colors in Adobe Photoshop

Use it in color wheel or any other color mode.


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Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#8: Change amount of “paint” you’re mixing in MixColors

In MixColors hold and then move your mouse (or pen) to change the amount of paint you’re adding to the mix. The paint is correctly mixed with the main color – like it’s in real life. When you pick more paint the mix will be different. You can do it in different areas of MixColors interface.

Change amount of "paint" you're mixing in MixColors


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Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#7: Change amount of “paint” you’re mixing in MixColors

All our panels, including MagicPicker are freely scalable. You can make them as big or as small as you want depending on your monitor size or interface needs. The MagicPicker’s interface elements are smartly scaled when you scale the panel. And you can use it freely on new Mac Retina display as well (and Windows HiDPI)!

Scale panels
Scale panels

*They can be scaled down to even smaller than Photoshop native panel to keep your screen real estate clean.


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Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#6: List of favorite fonts inside Adobe software

Favorite fonts list! Preview all (installed & uninstalled) fonts with DiskFonts panel on your disk wherever you like and add them to list of favorites whenever you want. Fonts you marked as Favorite will always be available to you inside Adobe Creative Suite from Favorites list. Favorites list stores font location on your disk so you never forget it.

DiskFonts font manager
DiskFonts font manager

Works inside Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Flash Pro and Premiere Pro (Windows/Mac).
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Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#5: MagicPicker + MixColors in a single panel

Attach MixColors to MagicPicker to have a single panel with huge current color, mixing, swatches, color wheel and all the features of both panels working in collaboration for easier usage. It includes Compact Mode and all color tasks you need. Click MagicPicker’s/MixColors’ menu -> Attach Panels… to do that.

Attach Panels - MagicPicker + MixColors
Attach Panels - MagicPicker + MixColors

The combined panel works faster. You can also use new panel in Compact Mode when you have the panel minimized and it automatically expands (no click needed) when you move mouse over it.

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#4: MixColors

MixColors can automatically update Photoshop’s current color with the mixed color while you’re mixing. 1. Click the “Auto-sync color with Photoshop” button. 2. Mix colors with MixColors panel and paint with new color in Photoshop right away. *Click this button again to switch back to the unsync’d mode, where you first mix the right color and then send it to Photoshop.

MixColors - mixing modes
MixColors - mixing modes

(This is one of the modes for MixColors, the others will be covered in the following tips).

MixColors – the true color mixer inside Photoshop >>>

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#3: MagicPicker

Click the MagicPicker’s fly-out menu button to explore additional features. You can enter Compact Mode, combine other panels with MagicPicker in a special symbiotic Attach Panels mode, switch color wheel modes and do many other things which will be covered in the upcoming tips.

MagicPicker - menu
MagicPicker - menu