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

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#16: Compact Mode

Compact Mode is really handy when you want to paint and choose colors very fast! Choose “Compact Mode” from MagicPicker’s menu and after that just move your mouse over two colors to expand MagicPicker. Move mouse away and only two colors will remain visible. Now you can see your full work without distraction by Photoshop UI. And see color wheel only when needed (Supported by MixColors too, Mac & PC).

MagicPicker Photoshop Color Wheel Compact=
MagicPicker Photoshop Color Wheel Compact Mode

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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