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.
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).
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
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).
Works both on Traditional and HSV color wheels
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.
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
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.
Use it in color wheel or any other color mode.
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.
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.
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.
Now when you choose the main color you will automatically get the value of the secondary one.
MagicPicker, Photoshop color wheel panel and more >>
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.