Tip#93: Sync brushes & image assets in Photoshop on any Cloud

Keep your brushes & image assets on the Cloud of your choice in Photoshop!

Keep image assets and brushes on the Cloud of your choice
Keep image assets and brushes on the Cloud of your choice

In MagicSquire brush manager or MagicRefs image collector click Settings -> Browse to relocate your data! You can then sync data between computers or just use your cloud as a backup.

From series of tutorials for MagicSquire, brush group manager, MagicRefs, image asset collector and MagicPicker, Photoshop color wheel

Tip#91: New layers for color-matched images in MagicTints

MagicTints can create new layers for color matched images. Select the color source image and click “Create new layers button”. After you click “Apply” current Photoshop’s document will be color-matched to the image you selected, on a new layer.

New layers for color-matched images in MagicTints

New layers for color-matched images in MagicTints

This will really speed up your search for right color variation.

Works in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator.

From series of tutorials for MagicTints, 1-click color matching/correction panel for Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom etc

Set up ANY keyboard shortcut or stylus button for MagicPicker HUD color wheel popup

New MagicPicker 7 is out, so you can now use it as a fully featured professional HUD popup for picking colors in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
*HUD is displayed exactly where you look at – under the cursor, so you don’t get distracted from your art.

MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD popup setup in Photoshop and Illustrator (Keyboard and Stylus settings)
MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD popup setup in Photoshop and Illustrator (Keyboard and Stylus settings)

Setting it up is really easy and quick!
1) Go to MagicPicker Settings and assign any keyboard shortcut to the HUD Mode. Even the simplest like Ctrl+H would work!
2*) If you want to display it when clicking a Stylus (Wacom or any other) button – just assign the same keyboard shortcut in its settings
3) That’s it! Now you click a button and MagicPicker will be available any time under your cursor.

This feature will work in Illustrator and Photoshop 2020, CC2019, CC2018, CC2017, CC2015 and CC2014.

Main features of the HUD:
– You can assign any keyboard shortcut to it
– It’s resizable – can be small or big, exactly what you want it to be
– Quickly hides by clicking outside
– All functions of MagicPicker work including uncluttered PRO Mode
– It’s fast and powered up by OpenGL/Metal

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MagicPicker is an advanced color wheel and color picker for Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator (and now a HUD as well)

Tip#89: Auto-update background/foreground color relationship when using eyedropper

Keep relationship between foreground and background colors when using eyedropper. In Photoshop click Link button next to color swatches on MagicPicker color wheel panel and then use eyedropper.

Keep linked background to foreground w/eyedropper in MagicPicker color wheel
Keep linked background to foreground w/eyedropper in MagicPicker color wheel

Background color will update automatically. So for example you can always have complementary color in the background swatch.

MagicPicker is a professional color wheel panel for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.

Tip#88: Use MagicSquire’s PRO Mode for direct access to brushes in groups

Get rid of the UI and directly access Photoshop brushes while keeping them organized in groups! Use MagicSquire’s PRO Mode:

MagicSquire's PRO Mode: simplify brush group interface
MagicSquire’s PRO Mode: simplify brush group interface

Click MagicSquire menu -> PRO Mode

Works in Vertical and Horizontal modes of the panel.

MagicSquire is a brush group/tag organizing plugin for Adobe Photoshop

MagicTints feature tour

Change lighting of any image, match one image’s colors to another, convert images to same colors and more!

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Tip#85: Insert reference image from MagicRefs into Photoshop Smart Object

MagicRefs offers a deep integration with Photoshop. Without switching panels or software, with a single click inside your document you  can insert a reference image from MagicRefs group into a new Smart Object.

Just click “Insert into Document” button. Works with multiple images.

Insert reference image from MagicRefs into Photoshop Smart Object
Insert reference image from MagicRefs into Photoshop Smart Object

MagicRefs is a professional reference image manager for Adobe Photoshop

Tip#84: Painless ways to organize brushes in Photoshop

MagicSquire 3 offers different view modes depending on your Panel workspace in Photoshop, including two additional modes to what Photoshop offers.

MagicSquire Brush List View Modes

MagicSquire Brush List View Modes

Two plain lists including long one (on the top left on the picture) and multi-column, also mixed mode (on the top-right) where you can see all your brushes at once and the horizontal one (right-bottom of the picture above) so you can attach MagicSquire panel to the bottom of your screen.

Click the “Change list display” button on the top right of the MagicSquire panel to switch modes.

See the brushes the way you want and quickly find the relevant one!

MagicSquire 3 is a professionalbrush management solution for Adobe Photoshop

Tip #80: Compact mode of MagicSquire

Shrink entire MagicSquire panel into a small icon of your current Photoshop brush. When your cursor hovers this icon the panel automagically expands back to full brush groups. Click MagicSquire menu -> Compact Mode to activate this mode and save screen real estate for your art.

 

MagicSquire Compact Mode
MagicSquire Compact Mode

MagicSquire is a professional brush group manager for Adobe Photoshop.

Tip#78: Advanced Brush Stroke display in MagicSquire

Brush Stroke in MagicSquire (Photoshop)
Brush Stroke in MagicSquire (Photoshop)

Display Photoshop brushes in 5 different advanced styles to distinguish them better, with MagicSquire. Double-click the brush in the group to choose the stroke style from the dialog. The strokes are auto-generated in high resolution and show precisely how the brush would look like on the canvas. Renders precise opacity, texture, mixer brush tips, tilt etc – all advanced properties of any Photoshop brush. Supports 4K and 5K monitors.

In addition to standard Photoshop functionality the dialog also allows you to update current Brush properties.

MagicSquire is a professional brush managing panel for Adobe Photoshop