Tip#34: Use a different way of mixing colors with MixColors

A different mode of mixing colors (Photoshop)
A different mode of mixing colors (Photoshop)
Tip#34: The secondary mode of mixing colors is improved in new MixColors 1.2. Quickly mix colors, change amount of colors mixed and preview the result with MixColors in Photoshop. Turn Auto-sync off (the button on the top right) and then click, hold and move your pointer anywhere on the main color. You will also see current Photoshop’s color on the small box on the bottom of the panel. Click this box to apply color immediately.

Tip#33: Quick way to assign keyboard shortcut in MagicPicker 3.1+

MagicPicker 3.1 helps you to assign keyboard shortcut to the panel from the menu! So you will always have your color wheel at your fingertips.

MagicPicker 3.1+ - assign keyboard shortcut
MagicPicker 3.1+ - assign keyboard shortcut

Just click MagicPicker’s fly-out menu -> Keyboard shortcut… and follow the steps. In the end you will have MagicPicker in the list of all of your keyboard shortcuts in Photoshop so you can change it later on! The shortcut will toggle MagicPicker on or off very quickly.

MagicPicker – the color wheel and an advanced color picker for Photoshop and Illustrator

Tip#32: Click and drag to change HSB/RGB/CMYK values

New MagicPicker 3.1 adds a hidden, but still very important feature.

Click and drag to change numeric values
Click and drag to change numeric values

You can change numeric values of HSB/RGB/CMYK color components by clicking on the individual values and then dragging your mouse or stylus up and down. Up increases the value and down decreases it. This way you can alter values very quickly and precisely.

MagicPicker 3.1, color wheel and advanced color picker for Photoshop and Illustrator

MagicPicker Lite updates!

MagicPicker Lite is getting better all the time! This post will be featuring the history of all the updates.
V3.1.22/3.1.23 (10/08/2014)
What’s new:

Improved compatibility with Photoshop CC 2014.2
Fixed a couple of bugs connected to keyboard focus
Fixes and performance improvements to the UI

V3.1.21 (07/25/2014)
What’s new:

New color engine fixes the bug that caused mouse/stylus freezes on triangle and box
Improved responsiveness of the panel
Added back exchange colors and BW colors buttons
Added back foreground/background color linking!

V3.1.20 (07/14/2014)
What’s new:

UI tweaks
Improved Adobe Illustrator CC 2014 compatibility
Fill/Stroke swatches are now correctly displayed in Illustrator
RGB/HSB sliders now can be squeezed even more
Fixed lag when choosing colors on the color triangle with stylus on Windows
Other fixes and improvements

V3.1.19 (07/08/2014)
What’s new:

Brought back profile-calibrated CMYK boxes!
Fixed a bug when picking white on the triangle
Improved dialogs
Improved Photoshop integration
Improved UI for numerical boxes

V3.1.17/3.1.18 (07/01/2014)
What’s new:

Triangle color picker on the color wheel!
UI and bug fixes
New design for dialogs
Optimizations

V3.1.16 (06/23/2014)
What’s new:

Live color preview!
Speed improvements!
Hunted down some bugs including:
– correct switching between background and foreground colors
– picking colors on color wheel circle

You can upgrade MagicPicker Lite for Illustrator and Photoshop CC 2014 here

MagicPicker color wheel support for Illustrator & Photoshop CC 2014

MagicPicker color wheel support for Illustrator Photoshop CC 2014
MagicPicker color wheel support for Illustrator Photoshop CC 2014

MagicPicker 3.1 supports Photoshop CC 2014 and Illustrator CC 2014! Now all the Photoshops and Illustrators from CS3 to CC 2014 have a color wheel panel!

Together with CC Next announcement from Adobe we’re happy to present the new version! MagicPicker Lite is a special version for new Adobe Creative Cloud 2014. And a special edition it has a special price! You can get new MagicPicker lite from here:
MagicPicker Lite – the ultimate color wheel and color picker for Illustrator & Photoshop CC 2014

And if you already have MagicPicker 3.1 license – you get it for free! (on the same page).

MagicPicker 3.1 update – keyboard shortcut, Illustrator improvements, new features!

MagicPicker 3.1 color wheel & color picker update!
MagicPicker 3.1 color wheel & color picker update!

– Link to assign keyboard shortcut from inside the panel (fly-out menu -> Keyboard shortcut…)
– Press, hold and move mouse on numerical HSB/RGB/CMYK boxes to quickly change the numbers
– Improved CC support, improved Illustrator support
– Improved loading performance!
– Small UI fixes
– Fixed a small glitch on selected ATI Radeon cards on Windows
– Improved speed and behavior of the color pane in HSB and RGB modes
– Improved HSB/RGB modes behavior with eyedropper

Upgrade MagicPicker, Illustrator and Photoshop Color Wheel here

Tip#31: HSB/RGB sliders flexibility in new MagicPicker

Sliders variability in MagicPicker color wheel
Sliders variability in MagicPicker color wheel

New MagicPicker 3 increases flexibility of HSB/RGB sliders. Now you can scale them down to thin subtle lines that don’t obscure or block you from picking colors on the color wheel! Or scale them up to the big bold rulers. While having a precise color picking instrument in Photoshop and Illustrator.
Click and drag the divider between sliders and the color wheel/color picker to increase or decrease the size of the sliders.

MagicPicker 3 – Photoshop and Illustrator Color Wheel and color picking panel

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#29: 12 basic colors on a RYB color wheel

In new MagicPicker 3 you can show and hide 12 basic colors in a Traditional Color Wheel (RYB) mode. Go to MagicPicker’s fly-out menu, then Settings and check “Show 12 colors”

Show 12 basic colors in Traditional Color Wheel (RYB) mode
Show 12 basic colors in Traditional Color Wheel (RYB) mode

MagicPicker 3 – Photoshop and Illustrator Color Wheel and color picking panel

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#28: Hide unnecessary infos

Make your MagicPicker minimalistic with only necessary information visible. Enlarge MagicPicker and click on the double arrow near HSB/RGB switches to hide color wheel/color pane/RGB/HSB buttons. Click again to unhide it

Hide unneccessary info
Hide unneccessary info

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#26: CMYK auto-correction in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator MagicPicker color wheel panel automatically keeps the colors you choose from RGB/HSB color space in CMYK gamut. So all the colors from color wheel in your graphics automatically come in print-ready color space

Adobe Illustrator - CMYK auto-correction in MagicPicker color wheel and picker panel
Adobe Illustrator - CMYK auto-correction in MagicPicker color wheel and picker panel

*MagicPicker supports Adobe Illustrator CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4 and CS3 since version 3.0. Photoshop CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3 are supported.

MagicPicker Illustrator and Photoshop color wheel panel