New Year, ūüéÖ New MagicSquire! v4.4 is out now

Version 4.4 brings major polishing to¬†all recent features:¬†Auto-close panel on¬†selecting brush, duplicate groups & presets, new eraser from brush, HUD¬†Popup under cursor, “Sticky” brushes…

MagicSquire 4.4: Improvements, fixes, speed ups and better brush support in Adobe Photoshop
MagicSquire 4.4: Improvements, fixes, speed ups and better brush support in Adobe Photoshop

WHAT’S NEW:
– Apple M1 support improved
– Fixed problems with brushes disappearing from HUD
– Fixed rare problem with MagicSquire data folder errors on CC 2018 and above
– Improved loading animation on CC 2021 and higher
– Minor improvements to UI here and there on CC 2021 and higher
– Switched servers, now HUD can be downloaded from China, Turkey and more countries
– Available now for Photoshop 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC
– much more

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MagicSquire 4 features on video

Tip#99: Quickly and silently add new Photoshop brush/tool preset

Silently add new ūüĖĆÔłŹūüĖĆÔłŹ 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 ‚ÜĚ 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 ūüíõ 60% on MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD, MagicTints AI Color Matcher, MagicSquire Brush Organizer and other #Photoshop & #Illustrator panels. ūüĒ• 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:
‚ÄstImproved 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:
‚ÄstImproved UI performance
РBetter 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
РAvailable 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

MagicSquire 4 brings quick brush pro HUD under cursor in Photoshop, sticky brushes, more

¬†–¬†Improved visual performance
NEW! Load multiple .abr or .tpl files into a single group
NEW! Smart Search now gives you option to search closed groups
NEW! Unique HUD Mode! Popup MagicSquire anywhere on the screen under your cursor.
– Displayed via a keyboard shortcut (defined in Settings) & stylus/button click
– Click¬†“HUD Mode” button on the panel
– Interactive and fully functional HUD! All MagicSquire functions work
РSticky Mode (optional) show up on key down and hide on key up (also by stylus buttons)
– Go to MagicSquire Settings to activate Sticky mode for HUD
NEW! Sticky Brushes – completely new mode in Photoshop
– Press keyboard shortcut to activate brush and release to immediately deactivate it
– Allows you to switch to and switch back from your frequent brushes very fast
– Activate from New/Edit Brush Dialog -> Sticky
NEW! Duplicate Tool Preset by right-clicking it
NEW! Reset path to MagicSquire brushes folder to defaults (from Settings, using “Reset” button)
NEW! Number of hidden Collections is now displayed under “Collections/more…” in fly-out menu¬† NEW! Now you can activate brushes/tools in History from hidden Collections
  Рmuch more

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Read more about MagicSquire, brush manager for Photoshop with tags, collections, sticky brushes

Set up ANY keyboard shortcut or stylus button for MagicSquire HUD brush picker popup

New MagicSquire 4 is out, so you can now use it as a fully featured professional HUD popup for quick-picking brushes in Adobe Photoshop.
*HUD is displayed exactly where you look at – under the cursor, so you don’t get distracted from your art.

MagicSquire quick brush picker HUD popup setup in Photoshop (Keyboard and Stylus settings)
MagicSquire uncluttered brush picker HUD popup setup in Photoshop (Keyboard and Stylus settings)

Setting it up is really easy and quick!
1) Go to MagicSquire 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¬†MagicSquire will be available any time under your cursor.

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

Main features of the HUD:
РYou 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
РAll functions of MagicSquire work including uncluttered PRO Mode
– It’s fast and powered up by OpenGL/Metal
– Activate “Sticky” HUD to show panel on key press and immediately hide it on key release

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MagicSquire is an advanced brush tag group manager for Adobe Photoshop