Tip#115: Custom Images for Photoshop Brush/Tool Presets in MagicSquire

Here’s how to assign your own 🍕 Custom images to Brush & Tool Presets in MagicSquire 6 for Photoshop

  1. Click the ⬆️ on MagicSquire panel when you’re creating new or editing existing preset.
  2. Select an image.

That’s it! Build a beautiful high-res showcase of your tools. 

MagicSquire is an advanced Brush/Tool Preset Organizer and HUD for Photoshop

MagicSquire 6 update! Transparent Brush HUD with Crystal Blur in Photoshop, Custom Brush Images, more!

Transparent HUD! O.M.G.! Variable opacity. On/off Background 🔮 Blurred Glass effect. Nextgen UI! Assign Custom colorful Images to Brushes, Randomize Brush, size, shape on every click, HUGE previews. More features, faster UI!

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WHAT’S NEW:

NEW! Preview files before loading
Select one or multiple .ABR files to preview at once
Preview all content of Brushes/Tools and choose which files to actually load – using checkboxes
See what all Tools and Brushes look like in a huge single window

NEW! Custom Images for Tools/Brushes!
Assign any image to a Tool or Brush
Load from .png, .gif, .svg or .jpg files
Use high resolution images and images with transparency, any colors, shades, sizes, etc
Assign a single image to multiple presets with right-click
Create your custom beautiful showcase within groups and collections!
Preview on huge tooltips (see below)

NEW! TRANSPARENT HUD – a new see-through experience! Change from Settings
MagicSquire HUD now can be fully transparent so you could see where you’re working at
Have only Brush Controls or Brushes visible
Transparency can be set in Settings from 0 to 100, dynamically
Activate Blur to blur background under panel
Supports PRO Mode so you could only have info you need visible on the screen
HUD is still resizable in that state
Supports all features of MagicSquire including tags, shortcuts, etc
Pops up under your cursor

NEW! Tool/Brush RANDOMIZER
Have a random brush/tool selected after each Stroke!
Or after clicking a Randomizer button – tune up in Settings
New Setting called “Randomizer selected permanently”
* when it’s On then click on the Randomizer activates it until it unclicked, so
random brushes will choose each time you make a stroke on canvas
* when it’s Off you need to press Randomizer button on the top of the panel
to randomize a brush
Every Tool/Brush is selected from the current group so you can choose group to randomize from

NEW! Displays HUGE tooltip previews for all brush thumbnails
See your presets in a fancy beautiful detail
Supports Custom Images!

NEW! Keyboard Shortcuts for previous/next in Tool History
Easily select previous preset in a click of a button
Or navigate through presets with keyboard shortcuts

NEW! Edit/New Brush dialog now has tooltip explanation for each brush stroke type

– UI speedup! Works much faster using new Photoshop API
– Improved behavior of HUD size, it now should resize properly
– Overall improvement in visual performance when displaying and scaling brushes, opening/closing groups
and dragging/dropping brushes. Speeded up brush selection on large collections.
– New UI framework uses less RAM
– Fixed various issues with Brush Controls, when they slowed down Photoshop or didn’t display values
– Fixed problems between context menu and tooltips
– Improved History rendering
– Improved multiple UI areas and fixed glitches
– Improved messaging and error handling across the panel
– Fixed “Missing presets” message appearing in some scenarios

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MagicSquire 5.5 for Photoshop ⚡⚡ Performance and UI improved!

New update!

– NEW! Speeded up! Improved performance in many scenarios, when switching tools in Photoshop
  – Fixed a rare problem when Photoshop switched tool to the previous one
– Fixed a problem with Updating brushes (clicking Update in the Edit Brush dialog). It didn’t work sometimes, fixed
– Available now on Adobe Photoshop 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC

  – more!

MagicSquire 5.4: Photoshop brush randomization, color dynamics, smoothing, more!

💎 Quickly randomize your brush strokes, easily control color jitter with new MagicSquire 5.4. 🌓 Added Color Dynamics controls to the panel and HUD, fixed Apple M1 problem, and Brush Smoothing saving in Photoshop.

WHAT’S NEW:
  – Now correctly saves/restores smoothing brush parameters when creating new brush from scratch
– New options to add Brush Controls/parameters for color of the brush:
* color jitter per tip (on/off)
* color jitter: foreground/background
* color jitter: hue
* color jitter: saturation
* color jitter: brightness
* color jitter: purity
(Go to Brush Controls in MagicSquire and then click Add/remove Brush Controls button to access new parameters)
  – Fixed a rare problem with activation on Apple M1/macOS Monterey
– Available now on Photoshop 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC

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Quick Brush HUD, lets organize brushes in colorful groups, controls Photoshop brush values
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Extracts palette from image, groups Photoshop swatches in compact folders, mixes colors
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Fast handling of Reference Images (image assets) in Adobe® Photoshop
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Preview fonts before installing them

MagicSquire 5.3 update smoother Photoshop brush manager, more precise than ever

🧘 New MagicSquire 5.3: more accurate Photoshop Brush Parameters (size, opacity, spacing, etc.), faster on-demand HUD popup, loading groups from huge .ABR files (1GB+), more UI languages. 🛍 Get now with a discount!

WHAT’S NEW:
  – Fixed a problem with loading brush groups from huge (500MB-1GB+) .abr files
– Changing small values of brush parameters (size, opacity, etc) is now easier. Brush Controls
change slower in 0-50 range
– Improved localization
– Improved loading of HUD files in various countries (South Korea, China, Switzerland)
  – Available now on Photoshop and Illustrator 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC
  – much more

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Limited time discounts at anastasiy.com! Get all panels in discounted bundles or

 

Color Wheel with advanced color spaces and sliders designed for digital art
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Get MagicTints 2
Standalone fast GPU AI color matching between images, generates LUT, Windows & macOS Desktop, also Adobe® Photoshop plugin
Upgrade MagicTints with a discount

 

Quick Brush HUD, lets organize brushes in colorful groups, controls Photoshop brush values
Upgrade MagicSquire with a discount

 

Extracts palette from image, groups Photoshop swatches in compact folders, mixes colors
Upgrade MixColors with a discount

 

Fast handling of Reference Images (image assets) in Adobe® Photoshop
Upgrade MagicRefs with a discount

 

Preview fonts before installing them

MagicSquire 5.2 update! Blank panel fix, CC 2022, better everything!

WHAT’S NEW:
  – Fixed a long standing problem when panel was blank immediate after starting Photoshop
– Full support of CC 2022 – especially keyboard shortcuts
– Increased max Brush Spacing parameter to 1000, please remove Brush Control corresponding to Brush Spacing and then re-add it
– Added Chinese localization
– Fixed problems with downloading of HUD in several scenarios
– Fixed a minor issue with “x” button position on search field
– Fixed a problem with searching/tags/clearing search field with new “x” button
– Fixed problems with focused search field after clicking a brush (a conflict with Wacom & ExpressKeys)
– Fixed problem with loading .abr files with groups in various scenarios
– Fixed a problem with disappearing right-click menu on Windows
– Improved update check

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Tip#108: Have a set of Photoshop Brush parameters under your fingertips with MagicSquire

You can now control your Photoshop Brush parameters with new interactive gauges and sliders. This gives you quick and direct access to brush parameters only crucial to your workflow.

Choose the parameters you need and arrange interactive Brush Controls on MagicSquire panel in #Photoshop.

Set colors, switch sliders/gauges.

  1. Simply click 🎛️ button
  2. Then grab, drag, delete or add with “+”
  3. Click the same 🎛️ button to exit edit mode
  4. Ready to rule your brush!

Now you will also have the same layout on the quick MagicSquire HUD popup under your cursor.

From series of tutorials for MagicSquire, advanced Photoshop brushes manager, now with Brush Controls!