Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#20: MagicPicker color picking modes

Easily switch between color wheel and color pane in Photoshop with MagicPicker panel. Use buttons on the top to change the color picking mode. Color pane supports H,S,B and R,G,B modes while Color wheel supports color schemes – providing advanced color picking solution for digital painting, photo manipulation or graphic design

MagicPicker color picking modes
MagicPicker color picking modes

MagicPicker, Photoshop color wheel and more

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#19: Two modes of MixColors

There are two modes for mixing colors in Photoshop with MixColors. 1) When you blend current Photoshop’s color (shown as small swatch box) moving your mouse around central field. Then you set current color by clicking on MixColors’ eyedropper. 2) Photoshop’s color is set immediately to the new blended color. You can blend colors from swatches on the left or bottom. Switch modes with Auto-sync button

Two modes of blending colors in Photoshop with MixColors
Two modes of blending colors in Photoshop with MixColors

MixColors, Photoshop color mixer and more

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#18: MagicPicker settings

All our panels have Settings menu (click right-top on the panel and then Settings) where you can quickly tune up some parts of the interface. In MagicPicker you can switch between HSB and Traditional (RYB) color wheel (sometimes called Itten’s color wheel – dated back to 1708). Or you can make your color wheel pointing up – so red (Hue=0) is always on top, which is very convenient in some design jobs.

MagicPicker color wheel settings in Photoshop
MagicPicker color wheel settings in Photoshop

MagicPicker, Photoshop color wheel and more

Panels Tips & Tricks. Tip#17: Change background while holding Alt

Change background while holding Alt. While holding Alt on your keyboard click on MagicPicker to choose color. The background will change instead of foreground. Works everywhere – color wheel, color box, color sliders.

MagicPicker color wheel - press ALT to choose background color
MagicPicker color wheel - press ALT to choose background color

MagicPicker, Photoshop color wheel and more

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#1: MagicPicker

Opening the series of tips&tricks for my software. The first tip is for MagicPicker – the advanced color wheel and color picker (actually much more than that) inside Adobe software.

Click and expand MagicPicker to the right to see exact HSB/RGB/CMYK or Web Hex values for colors you pick on color wheel or color pane. You can also copy values to clipboard and edit them to get the exact color for your art or print production.

MagicPicker - expanding HSB/RGB values for color wheel and color picker
MagicPicker - expanding HSB/RGB values for color wheel and color picker

MagicPicker, Photoshop color wheel panel and more >>