Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2021 discounts on all panels

#BlackFriday discounts are up! 💝 get 60% off on MagicPicker 8 Color Wheel 🔮 Crystal HUD, MagicTints 2 GPU Color Matcher, MagicSquire 5 Brush Control and other #Photoshop & #Illustrator panels.

Limited time discounts: 

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MagicPicker 8 color wheel (35% off)
MagicTints, 2.4 1-click color matcher (50% off)
MagicSquire 5, professional brush manager (30% off)
MixColors 4, color mixer (30% off)

MagicRefs 2, reference manager (30% off)
DiskFonts 1.2, font manager (30% off)

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!

Tip#107: Adjust MagicSquire the way you want

MagicSquire 5 is your ☃️ personal Brush Companion. Customize it the way you want!

Set up separate 🖌 Brush Controls as a quick right-click HUD popup or use as a part of the panel. Combine with PRO Mode.

  • Go to Settings and turn on HUD only controls Brush. After that you can set up keyboard shortcut to display HUD popup under your cursor where only Brush Controls are visible. If you turn it off you can display the whole panel in the HUD popup.

  • Turn on PRO Mode from MagicSquire menu

Now compatible with Photoshop 2022!

From series of tutorials for MagicSquire, advanced Photoshop brushes manager and brush control panel

MagicSquire 5.1 update is here with fixes, improvements

MagicSquire 5  – brush companion for Adobe Photoshop is updated to v5.1. Brush Controls — size, opacity, hardness etc. can be changed right from the panel or new HUD. Now with no lags. Auto-scroll with drag’n’drop improved, UI fixes, more.

Read more about MagicSquire 5.1 – pro brush companion with groups for Adobe Photoshop

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WHAT’S NEW
– Fixed lag with Photoshop eyedropper and brush controls
– Improved UI, Scrolling, Dragging, Dropboxes and Buttons, Choosing Brush parameters for brush controls
– Fixed problems with varios Brush parameters: Spacing was turning off when set to zero, Pressure controls,
Opacity & Size were turning on Scatter, fixed setting of Flow and Opacity in various scenarios
– Improved loading of very large .tpl files (~1GB)
– Improved loading groups from varios .abr files
– Fixed a problem with losing stylus pressure on some configurations
– Now pressure switches for size and opacity can be set together
– Now allowing reselect current brush if its parameters have been changed
– Fixed lag in Photoshop when Brush Controls are activated
– Improved HUD behavior in Brush Controls-only mode
– Returned round corners to HUD on Windows
– Added Spanish localization

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MagicSquire 5.0 video tutorial: Brush Controls, mass-tagging, more!

The video tutorial on all new features of MagicSquire, Photoshop brush organizer plugin is out!

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MagicSquire 5.0: Supercool Mini Brush Controls, Mass-editing presets in Photoshop

MagicSquire 5.0: The Pro Brush Group Manager for Adobe Photoshop is updated! New version brings: Supercool Mini Brush Controls (size, opacity etc), Mass-Tagging, Change Stroke on multiple presets, scrolling drag’n’drop, fixes, much more!

WHAT’S NEW:

Incredible improvement in visual performance when displaying and scaling brushes, opening/closing groups
and dragging/dropping brushes. Speeded up brush selection on large collections.

NEW! Customizeable Brush Controls!

– Add the following Brush Controls on top of MagicSquire:
Size, Flow, Opacity, Roundness, Hardness, Spacing, Size Jitter, Angle Jitter, Roundness Jitter,
Pressure controls Size, Pressure controls Opacity, Flip X, Flip Y, Scatter, Smoothing, Wet Edges,
Scatter Count, Scatter Count Jitter, Texture depth
Need more controls? Please write to https://anastasiy.com/support will be adding more later on!
– Display only the controls you need and hide ones you don’t need using Add/remove brush controls button
– Rearrange and assign accent colors to specific controls
– Several types of the controls: Gauge, Slider, Checkbox
– Change brush values with mouse tip or mouse wheel
– Display only Brush Controls in HUD while having list of presets on the panel
– Pops up under your cursor, if needed. Supports Sticky Mode
* You can always hide this new part of MagicSquire with a Hide button

NEW! Mass-tagging! You can now select unlimited brushes/tools and assign tags to them all at once!
You can also edit tags for multiple brushes
NEW! Edit appearance of multiple selected tools presets/brushes. You can select unlimited brush or tool presets
and change stroke type for all of them at once.
NEW! Revamped Edit Preset dialog when editing strokes/tags for multiple selected brushes
NEW! List now scrolls when you drag brushes, so now you can move brushes between far separated groups
NEW! Supports all new .abr files features introduced in recent Photoshops.
Now supports loading groups from modern .ABR files into groups in MagicSquire
NEW! Right-click menu (expanded) – now allows to edit selected presets
NEW! Clear search field with an “x” button that auto-appears when needed
NEW! Finally! Open/Close ALL GROUPS at once (New – Collapse All Groups/Expand All Groups in the MagicSquire menu)

– Saves and restores Painting Mode (Multiply/Overlay/Screen etc) of the Brush
– Fixed a long standing but rare problem when brushes loaded from files become missing
– Fixed problems when loading brushes from various .ABR and .TPL files, especially when loading
non-brush tool presets
– Improved UI
– Visual improvements and critical fixes:
– List would scroll after editing a brush – no more
– Fixed problems when clicking Cancel in Settings dialogs (some values weren’t cancelled)
– Fixed various dialogs, improved paddings and buttons
– Speeded up display of large amounts of brushes
– Fixed titles for some dialogs
– “Edit Tags” dialog now renamed to “Edit Preset”
– Fixed a problem when button in the empty group became unclickable
– Correctly switches Collections when Edit Collections dialog is open
– Keeps List View Mode synced between HUD and normal panel
– Greatly improved right-click menu behavior – especially when multiple brushes are selected
– Now doesn’t open by itself on Photoshop startup in some scenarios

– Improved compatibility with latest Photoshop CC 2021+
– Speeded up loading of huge .ABR files

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Read more about MagicSquire Brush Group Manager with Brush Controls for Adobe Photoshop

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!

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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

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New Year, 🎅 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