Tip#100: Ways to activate full-featured color picking HUD

Looks like an anniversary of the tips&tricks series! 100th tip is ON.

Quickly get full-featured color picking HUD under your cursor in Adobe Photoshop. MagicPicker HUD shows up over normal Photoshop’s interface.

The HUD is more unique, intuitive and faster than normal Photoshop panels. It always pops up under your current cursor position. It’s very important especially if you use a Wacom-like tablet (no need to move your hand anywhere). It also auto-hides if you click anywhere on the document. MagicPicker HUD can also auto-hide when you release key/button.

MagicPicker 7: Advanced color picking HUD in Adobe Photoshop
MagicPicker 7: Advanced color picking HUD in Adobe Photoshop

You can activate MagicPicker HUD in the following ways:

  • Click “HUD” button on the panel
  • Click MagicPicker menu -> HUD mode
  • Assign keyboard shortcut in Settings and activate through keyboard any time
  • Assign same shortcut to Stylus button and call it with stylus
  • *Activate “Sticky HUD” mode from Settings to show HUD on press and hide on release of the key

HUD is available in MagicPicker starting from version 7.0.

From series of tutorials for MagicPicker, advanced color picker for Adobe Photoshop

New Year, 🎅 New MagicSquire! v4.4 is out now

Version 4.4 brings major polishing to all recent features: Auto-close panel on selecting brush, duplicate groups & presets, new eraser from brush, HUD Popup under cursor, “Sticky” brushes…

MagicSquire 4.4: Improvements, fixes, speed ups and better brush support in Adobe Photoshop
MagicSquire 4.4: Improvements, fixes, speed ups and better brush support in Adobe Photoshop

WHAT’S NEW:
– Apple M1 support improved
– Fixed problems with brushes disappearing from HUD
– Fixed rare problem with MagicSquire data folder errors on CC 2018 and above
– Improved loading animation on CC 2021 and higher
– Minor improvements to UI here and there on CC 2021 and higher
– Switched servers, now HUD can be downloaded from China, Turkey and more countries
– Available now for Photoshop 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC
– much more

Upgrade MagicSquire, advanced Photoshop pro brushes manager

MagicSquire 4 features on video

Tip#99: Quickly and silently add new brush/tool preset

Silently add new 🖌️🖌️ brush or tool presets in Photoshop using keyboard shortcut. In MagicSquire panel use Settings to define “Quick New Brush” shortcut. That’s it! One key press and your auto-named brush is in the group. No questions asked.

Quickly add new brush to group with MagicSquire panel for Adobe Photoshop
Quickly add new brush to group with MagicSquire panel for Adobe Photoshop

From series of tutorials about MagicSquire, the advanced brush group manager for Photoshop

Black Friday ↝ Cyber Monday Sale 2020 is still ON!

Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2020 discounts on Photoshop panels
Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2020 discounts on Photoshop panels

#BlackFriday discounts up to 💛 60% on MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD, MagicTints AI Color Matcher, MagicSquire Brush Organizer and other #Photoshop & #Illustrator panels. 🔥 Get yours: http://anastasiy.com/blackfriday

MagicPicker 7 color wheel (35% off)
MagicTints, 1-click color matcher (50% off)
MagicSquire 4, professional brush manager (30% off)
MixColors 3, color mixer (30% off)

MagicRefs 1, reference manager (30% off)
DiskFonts 1, font manager (30% off)

Tip#98: How to fix Adobe products not showing up in Anastasiy’s Extension Manager

Fix for Anastasiy's Extension Manager list of Adobe products being empty
Fix for Anastasiy’s Extension Manager list of Adobe products being empty

If you experience one or more of the following problems with Anastasiy’s Extension Manager in Adobe Creative Suite (2021 included):

  • Only Photoshop is listed in the Anastasiy’s Extension Manager list (or only Adobe Illustrator)
  • Photoshop is absent on the extension list
  • Adobe extension list is empty/blank
  • Extensions don’t show up after installation on Photoshop or other Adobe Creative Cloud products (like InDesign, Illustrator or Adobe Premiere Pro)
  • Extension Manager doesn’t list your application or extension
  • ZXP extensions are not displayed in the Extension Manager after installation
  • Installation of Adobe extension failed

It’s easy to fix! First of all please make sure, you’re using the most recent version of Anastasiy’s Extension Manager – at least v3.6. Then:
1) Click File -> Reset extension list in the main menu of Anastasiy’s Extension Manager
2) That’s it! Now all Adobe products should appear and when you install new extensions (or reinstall old ones) they will re-appear on the list

Massive update: MagicSquire 4.3, MagicRefs 1.4, MagicPicker 7.2, MagicTints 1.4, MixColors 3.2 are out!

Photoshop and Creative Cloud extension panels updated
Photoshop and Creative Cloud extension panels updated

New MagicSquire 4.3 is here:
– Improved keyboard shortcut handling in Photoshop CC 2021 and above
– Minor UI speedups
New MagicSquire, brush organizing panel for Photoshop

New MagicRefs 1.4 is here:
– CC 2021 support
– Fixed problem with international characters in image names and paths
– Fixed a problem when MagicRefs was creating empty document on start
New MagicRefs, life is easy with reference images in Photoshop

MagicTints 1.4:
– CC2021 support
– Improved handling of trimmed layers
New MagicTints, 1-click pro color correction and color grading in Photoshop

New MagicPicker 7.2 is here:
– Fixed problem with linking colors in some scenarios on Photoshop CC 2020 21.1+
– Fixed problem with changing background color in some scenarios on Photoshop CC 2020 21.1+
– Fixed a problem with using keyboard shortcuts on Illustrator on macOS Catalina for international users
– Better support for Adobe CC 2021
New MagicPicker, advanced Photoshop color wheel panel

MixColors 3.2:
– Improved UI performance
– Better support for Adobe CC 2021
New MixColors, Photoshop color mixer

Install or update all the panels with new Anastasiy’s Extension Manager that fully supports new Adobe Creative Cloud 2021

 

Free Anastasiy’s Extension Manager 3.5 is up! Recommended by Adobe for CC 2021

Anastasiy's Extension Manager 3.5 for Adobe Creative Cloud
Anastasiy’s Extension Manager 3.5 for Adobe Creative Cloud

Install/Uninstall/Update/Manage all your Adobe extensions and panels easily with FREE Anastasiy’s Extension Manager 3.5! Supports all 3rd party ZXP & UXP extensions for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Flash Pro, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, XD.

Officially recommended by Adobe!

Adobe recommends Anastasiy's Extension Manager to install all extensions
From https://exchange.adobe.com: Adobe recommends Anastasiy’s Extension Manager to install all extensions

New in v3.5:

  • Improved compatibility with latest Adobe Creative Cloud 2021
  • Now displays progress when downloading extension updates
  • Supports redirects when downloading extension updates
  • Better overall update support on all CC versions
  • Improved error display when Creative Cloud Desktop needs to be reinstalled
  • Security fixes
  • All made by your feedback! Please keep it coming –Anastasiy

Install, remove and manage Adobe extensions with Anastasiy’s Extension Manager

Tip#97: GIANT color preview

GIANT color preview in Photoshop with magicPicker color wheel panel
GIANT color preview in Photoshop with magicPicker color wheel panel

See the 💙GIANT preview of current color with MagicPicker color wheel panel in #Photoshop and #Illustrator. Just Alt-Click on the color swatch

From series of tutorials for MagicPicker, advanced color wheel and color picker for Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

Tip#96: Collections of groups of brushes with MagicSquire

Groups of Photoshop brushes can be further combined into sets with MagicSquire panel. Click MagicSquire menu -> Collections. Use different Collections of groups for different types of projects.

Switch collections in one click! Or use a keyboard shortcut (customizable from MagicSquire menu -> Keyboard Shortcuts).

MagicSquire: organizing groups of Photoshop brushes in Collections
MagicSquire: organizing groups of Photoshop brushes in Collections

From series of tutorials for MagicSquire, pro brush organizer for Photoshop

Recommended by Adobe: Free Anastasiy’s Extension Manager 3.4 is up!

Anastasiy's Extension Manager 3.0 for Adobe software
Anastasiy’s Extension Manager 3.4 for Adobe software

Install/Uninstall/Update/Manage all your Adobe extensions and panels easily with new FREE Anastasiy’s Extension Manager 3.4! Supports all 3rd party extensions for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Animate, Flash Pro, Premiere Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, XD.

Officially recommended by Adobe!

Adobe recommends Anastasiy's Extension Manager to install all extensions
From https://exchange.adobe.com: Adobe recommends Anastasiy’s Extension Manager to install all extensions

New in v3.4:

  • Fixed empty extension list issue after various Adobe Creative Cloud updates
  • Better support for Adobe Creative Cloud 2020+
  • Better support for Enterprise environments
  • Fixed issues with displaying extensions belonging to specific Adobe products
  • Fixed issue with Administrator access requirement
  • New option reset extension list from File > Reset Extension List
  • Removed extension numbers for a cleaner look
  • Security fixes and updates
  • All made by your feedback! Please keep it coming –Anastasiy

Install, remove and manage Adobe extensions with Anastasiy’s Extension Manager