Tip#111: Hide/Show new Photoshop Brush Controls in MagicSquire

🧙️ Hide Brush Controls on MagicSquire panel in #Photoshop by clicking the button titled “Hide” on the top left of the panel.

This works great if you only need to organize and access 🟡💜🟩 groups of brushes/tools.

Re-display Brush Controls by clicking the 🎛️ “Show Brush Controls” button on the top.

From series of tutorials for MagicSquire, the pro manager with colored groups for Photoshop brushes

Tip#110: Using MagicPicker Transparent and Crystal HUD modes

Use new MagicPicker’s 🧿Crystal HUD mode or see your fantastic artwork through transparent panel.

  1. Change HUD Opacity in Settings or
  2. Enable background Blur
  3. Adjust HUD transparency 0-100
  4. Quickly call HUD with a shortcut
  5. Resize HUD the way need

From series of tutorials for MagicPicker, advanced Photoshop color wheel panel

Tip#109: Use new combinations of color spaces and sliders in MagicPicker

In MagicPicker 8 you can add any combination of any color spaces under the color wheel. These color spaces are added in the form of sliders that you can interact with and adjust colors.

Have HSB/CMYK/Lab combination, or HRB combination, or use new L*c*h color space that allows you to keep Hue in the same perceived brightness (same way as Tone Lock works). etc!

1) Click on the “Add Color Space” “+” button near sliders on the bottom
2) Choose any color space to add: Lab, F/B Gradient, HSL, L*c*h, CMYK, Grayscale, CIE Luv, HSB, RGB, Temperature
3) After adding color sliders you can remove any of them by dragging by its label
4) Rearrange sliders by dragging

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MixColors 4.1 update! Better palette extraction from photos, better UI

– Improved Color Palette extraction from complex photos
– Better grouping of frequent Collections of Groups
– More auto Color Names now supported for more colors
– New design now even more fine tuned
– Improved Chinese and Spanish localization
– All available on Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021+

Tip#106: Bring multiple objects to same palette with MagicTints

Select multiple layers
Select multiple layers

Select multiple pixel layers and then click “Apply” on MagicTints panel. That’s it! MagicTints will bring all selected objects to the same palette, from the Color Reference list. All at once.

  • You can choose specific colors or use any image as a target color reference. Works very accurately, transfers colors and contrast immediately.
  • You can also assign Keyboard Shortcut to that operation

Works in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign.

Or you can export LUT and use on any photo video in Affinity Photo, Lightroom, Premiere Pro, AfterEffects, Final Cut or even in 3D software like Unity, Blender or Unreal Engine.

MagicTints is also available as a standalone app on macOS or Windows.

From series of tutorials for MagicTints, 1-click accurate color matching

Anastasiy’s Extension Manager 3.7 update!

Update if you’re on Creative Cloud 2021. It’s free for all Art community! Install, Remove, Update, Manage any Adobe extensions easily! Anastasiy’s Extension Manager v3.7

– Improved compatibility with all latest CC 2021 updates on Windows and macOS
– Dark/Light OS color mode support on Windows and macOS
– Updated File -> Reset extension list to support Apple M1 and recent CC 2021
– Better support for https/ssl when downloading updates
– Improved UI on macOS Big Sur
– All made by your feedback! Please keep it coming!

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Tip#104: Match elements from different photos 🍭 in one click

1) Bring backdrop into MagicTints as color reference by clicking a Screen Shot 2021-07-20 at 9.00.52 PM down arrow on the toolbar
2) Select another object (image, layer, group of images) and click “Apply”

The elements will precisely color match (keeping contrast etc.) Apply to illustrations, 3D renders, photos. Works in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign plugin.
Also works in a MagicTints Desktop App on macOS and Windows – just use transparent PNGs for objects.

3)* You can use the same technique in video software like AfterEffects, Premiere or Final Cut Pro – by applying LUT exported from MagicTints

From series of tutorials for MagicTints, 1-click precise color matching app

Tip#102: Adjust color relations in MagicPicker’s Color Schemes

Quickly adjust connection between colors in Color Schemes of MagicPicker.
  • Simply click on a complementary color (round pointer) to move it – other color will auto-adjust
  • Click on main color (rectangular pointer) to rotate whole Color Scheme.
  • Ctrl-click to pick a color.

Works in Triadic, Tetradic etc. modes

From series of tutorials for MagicPicker, pro Illustrator and Photoshop color wheel 

Tip#101: Create your own LUT from 1 target image for video/animation/primary color grading

Create your very own, precise LUT in ❖ one click ❖, from a reference image in Adobe Photoshop. Then use it to color grade any footage or imagery in other software – for 3D, video, primary color grading, animation, in any post production.

  1. Select a color reference image in MagicTints
  2. Click a button on the bottom toolbar and save .cube or .png. One click!

MagicTints exports LUT in any size. You can specify arbitrary LUT size in settings – for example 16x16x16, 17x17x17, or even 128x128x18.

From series of tutorials for MagicTints, 1-click color matching and LUT export