Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#17: Change background while holding Alt

Change background while holding Alt. While holding Alt on your keyboard click on MagicPicker to choose color. The background will change instead of foreground. Works everywhere – color wheel, color box, color sliders.

MagicPicker color wheel - press ALT to choose background color
MagicPicker color wheel - press ALT to choose background color

MagicPicker, Photoshop color wheel and more

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#15: color history in MixColors

The most handy feature for all the colorists and artists out there! You have automatic access to Photoshop colors history in MixColors panel. Choose a color from the past as a swatch and mix it with the current one with one click! All the good colors you found are kept in a long colors history

Color History
Color History

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Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#14: RGB/HSB sliders

Unleash the power of RGB/HSB sliders in MagicPicker. You can use sliders together with Color Wheel or Color Box in Photoshop. Switch the RGB/HSB modes with buttons on the top. Sliders are displayed and hidden using button on the left-bottom of the panel

RGB/HSB sliders in MagicPicker color wheel panel for Photoshop
RGB/HSB sliders in MagicPicker color wheel panel for Photoshop

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#13: Turn color wheel so Hue 0° is on the top

You can turn MagicPicker’s color wheel in Photoshop so red is pointing up. From a painting color wheel where warm colors are on the top, cools are on the bottom to design-ish one with zero Hue degree on the top. (Use Settings of MagicPicker’s menu).

Turn color wheel
Turn color wheel

Works both on Traditional and HSV color wheels

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Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#12: Copy hex value of color with one click!

Copy hex value of color in Photoshop with one click
Copy hex value of color in Photoshop with one click

Tip#12: Copy hex value of color to clipboard with one click on the “#” button! (MagicPicker panel’s RGB/HSB/CMYK pane). New in MagicPicker 2.2.
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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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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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