Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#27: Smart numbers on HSB/RGB sliders

You can easily refer to precise values of the colors you pick with RGB/HSB sliders in MagicPicker color wheel panel. Click small triangles to display the smart rulers with numbers. Hide/show them individually. The rulers display more information as you resize the panel! #PS and #AI compatible.

Smart numbers on HSB/RGB sliders
Smart numbers on HSB/RGB sliders

MagicPicker color wheel panel – supports Photoshop CC, CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3 and Illustrator CC, CS6, CS5, CS4, CS3

MagicPicker 3.0 update is here!

New MagicPicker 3.0 features:

Color box mode for color wheel
Diamond mode for color wheel
Sliders can now display scales by clicking small triangles
Now you can switch on/off 12 basic colors in Traditional Color Wheel mode
Adobe Illustrator Support
Leap Motion support (requires Ethereal) – change colors in the air with your fingers
OH BOY! Speeded up! Color picking now is at its maximum speed!

Faster RGB/HSB sliders
Fixed small bug with RGB/HSB sliders
New behavior when hiding/showing sliders and numerical boxes
Sliders now can be scaled down to a thin line
Fixed issue with color preview
Fixed a very rare crash on Photoshop CS6
Sliders now open outside, expanding MagicPicker’s boundaries
Fixed small bugs, improved performance and various parts of the UI
Optimized behavior of the panel when it’s very small
Fixed problems with resizing panel on Photoshop CS3/Illustrator CS3
Improved panel design on Photoshop CS3/Illustrator CS3
Improved Compact Mode on CS3 software
Dramatically improved opening time on Photoshop CS3/Illustrator CS3
Fixed problems with Photoshop x64 on Windows

MagicPicker 3.0 - color wheel panel for Photoshop & Illustrator
MagicPicker 3.0 - color wheel panel for Photoshop & Illustrator

MagicPicker 3.0 – complete color solution for artists (color wheel, color picker and more)

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#24: All tools of MagicPicker

The beauty of MagicPicker is in its freedom. From a simple color wheel to a complicated color picking solution – MagicPicker can be what you want it to be! Easily configure Color Schemes, Traditional (RYB, or Itten’s) color wheel, Color Sliders, Color Boxes, HEX picker, Color Box and many other panel’s tools.

All tools of MagicPicker - color wheel, color schemes, color sliders, HEX, CMYK, RYB, Itten's wheel, color picker and more
All tools of MagicPicker - color wheel, color schemes, color sliders, HEX, CMYK, RYB, Itten's wheel, color picker and more

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#10: Color modes in MagicPicker

Change color mode for picking colors in MagicPicker. Choose different color palettes from color wheel to standard Photoshop modes. You can completely replace standard Photoshop color picker adding all spectacular MagicPicker’s features (including profile-calibrated CMYK conversion). Perfect for painting, graphic design, print and web. It makes MagicPicker the most powerful instrument for working with colors in Photoshop.

Color modes in Photoshop
Color modes in Photoshop

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#7: Change amount of “paint” you’re mixing in MixColors

All our panels, including MagicPicker are freely scalable. You can make them as big or as small as you want depending on your monitor size or interface needs. The MagicPicker’s interface elements are smartly scaled when you scale the panel. And you can use it freely on new Mac Retina display as well (and Windows HiDPI)!

Scale panels
Scale panels

*They can be scaled down to even smaller than Photoshop native panel to keep your screen real estate clean.

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#6: List of favorite fonts inside Adobe software

Favorite fonts list! Preview all (installed & uninstalled) fonts with DiskFonts panel on your disk wherever you like and add them to list of favorites whenever you want. Fonts you marked as Favorite will always be available to you inside Adobe Creative Suite from Favorites list. Favorites list stores font location on your disk so you never forget it.

DiskFonts font manager
DiskFonts font manager

Works inside Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Flash Pro and Premiere Pro (Windows/Mac).

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#5: MagicPicker + MixColors in a single panel

Attach MixColors to MagicPicker to have a single panel with huge current color, mixing, swatches, color wheel and all the features of both panels working in collaboration for easier usage. It includes Compact Mode and all color tasks you need. Click MagicPicker’s/MixColors’ menu -> Attach Panels… to do that.

Attach Panels - MagicPicker + MixColors
Attach Panels - MagicPicker + MixColors

The combined panel works faster. You can also use new panel in Compact Mode when you have the panel minimized and it automatically expands (no click needed) when you move mouse over it.

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#4: MixColors

MixColors can automatically update Photoshop’s current color with the mixed color while you’re mixing. 1. Click the “Auto-sync color with Photoshop” button. 2. Mix colors with MixColors panel and paint with new color in Photoshop right away. *Click this button again to switch back to the unsync’d mode, where you first mix the right color and then send it to Photoshop.

MixColors - mixing modes
MixColors - mixing modes

(This is one of the modes for MixColors, the others will be covered in the following tips).

MixColors – the true color mixer inside Photoshop >>>

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#3: MagicPicker

Click the MagicPicker’s fly-out menu button to explore additional features. You can enter Compact Mode, combine other panels with MagicPicker in a special symbiotic Attach Panels mode, switch color wheel modes and do many other things which will be covered in the upcoming tips.

MagicPicker - menu
MagicPicker - menu

Panels Tips&Tricks. Tip#2: MagicPicker

In any MagicPicker’s color scheme mode right-click on the secondary color to make it a current color. You can also use your pen’s button or ctrl-click. Works for Complement, Triad, Tetrad, Analogic and Accented Analogic colors schemes and on Traditional Color Wheel.

MagicPicker - secondary colors and color schemes
MagicPicker - secondary colors and color schemes

Now when you choose the main color you will automatically get the value of the secondary one.

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