Tip#105: What is HUD?

In HUD mode the Photoshop panel shows up under your cursor whenever you click a keyboard shortcut. (Or press the HUD button on the panel). button_HUD_light@2x Staying hidden when you don’t need it – saving your valuable screen real estate.

The HUD mode is new to MagicPicker 7 and MagicSquire 4.

Ways to activate Brush HUD popup under cursor in Photoshop
MagicSquire Brush Manager in HUD mode

All the features of the panels are available in this mode. Also if you experience problems with Wacom stylus in Photoshop then HUD will fix all those problems.

All power of MagicPicker color wheel, including color schemes, color tone lock, K-lock, various modes of the wheel are available in this mode. Unlike Photoshop’s native limited HUD the MagicPicker is fully featured.

MagicSquire also supports this mode, making all your brushes available under cursor.

You can also use it in “Sticky” mode when you press a button to show the HUD and release it to hide. You can also bind it to your stylus button.

Here are the ways to activate HUD.

From series of tutorials for MagicPicker, the pro Photoshop color wheel and MagicSquire, advanced Photoshop brush manager

 

 

 

Tip#103: Ways to activate MagicSquire brush HUD popup under cursor

1) Click HUD button on MagicSquire panel

2) Click MagicSquire menu -> HUD Mode

3) Go to Settings (menu -> Settings) of MagicSquire panel and assign a keyboard shortcut

4*) Assign same key to Stylus/mouse click to activate it using mouse click or stylus

5*) Use Sticky HUD mode to display HUD on keypress and auto-hide it on key release (same with Stylus button)

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

MagicRefs 2.1, MagicSquire 4.5 are ON

New MagicRefs version 2.1 improves Pinterest boards import, fixes group color changing, Animated GIF controls improved, drag’n’drop of images, installation fixes.

WHAT’S NEW:
– Better Pinterest downloading – now supporting international Pinterest links like pinterest.co.uk
– Fixed problem with changing group colors using Photoshop Eyedropper
– Fixed problem when Full Image couldn’t have been clicked
– Fixed a problem with displaying Animated GIF video controls
– Improved drag’n’drop images from computer to the panel
– Correctly restoring full image state on close/reopen
– Fixed rare problem on some computers with signature
– Available now for Photoshop 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC
– even more!

Upgrade MagicRefs
Read more about MagicRefs – tag, search, collect and collage image references

If your Photoshop is slow using MagicSquire, here’s a fix! v4.5 is up. What’s new:

– Fixed a rare problem when panel was too slow or slowing down Photoshop on some Adobe CC versions
– Fixed various problems with loading of specific .tpl files
– Available now for Photoshop 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC

Upgrade MagicSquire
Read more about MagicSquire, professional font management panel for Adobe Photoshop

 

 

Tip#99: Quickly and silently add new Photoshop 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

 

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

MagicSquire 4.2: New features, popup under cursor improved, more!

MagicSquire 4.2 - new features in right-click menu
MagicSquire 4.2 – new features in right-click menu
WHAT’S NEW: 
– Revamped right-click menu:
+ Duplicate Tool Preset – duplicates current selected tool(s)
+ New Eraser with same shape – creates eraser(s) from currently selected tool(s)
+ Duplicate Group (also works on right-click on the group’s title)
NEW! Option to auto-close HUD immediately after choosing brush
– Duplicate multiple presets with right click
– Fixes and improvements, database errors neutralized, performance boost
– Available now for Photoshop 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC

Tip#95: New MagicSquire’s right-click menu for brush presets

Right-click to duplicate Brush/Tool presets in MagicSquire

Right-click to duplicate Brush/Tool presets in MagicSquire

New MagicSquire 5 introduces a quick way to duplicate a Photoshop brush or tool preset. Just right-click on any tool preset and select “Duplicate …” from the menu! That’s it!  Also works with new brush preset HUD popup.

What required a fair number of steps now can be done easily with MagicSquire.

From series of tutorials for MagicSquire, pro brush with groups/tags in Photoshop

You can upgrade to MagicSquire 4 to duplicate brushes, use unique HUD popup and more – here