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

http://anastasiy.com/colorwheel

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

http://anastasiy.com/colorwheel

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.
http://anastasiy.com/colorwheel

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

http://anastasiy.com/panels

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.


http://anastasiy.com/colorwheel

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#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 >>