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

Panels Tips&Tricks. Tip#2: MagicPicker

In any MagicPicker’s color scheme mode right-click on the secondary color to make it a current color. You can also use your pen’s button or ctrl-click. Works for Complement, Triad, Tetrad, Analogic and Accented Analogic colors schemes and on Traditional Color Wheel.

MagicPicker - secondary colors and color schemes
MagicPicker - secondary colors and color schemes

Now when you choose the main color you will automatically get the value of the secondary one.

MagicPicker, Photoshop color wheel panel and more >>

Panels Tips&Tricks. Tip#1: MagicPicker

Opening the series of tips&tricks for my software. The first tip is for MagicPicker – the advanced color wheel and color picker (actually much more than that) inside Adobe software.

Click and expand MagicPicker to the right to see exact HSB/RGB/CMYK or Web Hex values for colors you pick on color wheel or color pane. You can also copy values to clipboard and edit them to get the exact color for your art or print production.

MagicPicker - expanding HSB/RGB values for color wheel and color picker
MagicPicker - expanding HSB/RGB values for color wheel and color picker

MagicPicker, Photoshop color wheel panel and more >>