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:
– Improved 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:
– Improved UI performance
– Better 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
– Available 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
– Sticky 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
  – much more

Upgrade MagicSquire to v4

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:
– 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 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

Upgrade MagicSquire

MagicSquire is an advanced brush tag group manager for Adobe Photoshop

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

Working from home? You’re covered! Digital sale is still on

60%-OFF sale updated! New discounts for all working from home.

COMFORT_ZONE@HOME: MagicSquire, MagicTints, MagicPicker discounts
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Bundles with the following panels are on sale:
MagicSquire 3.4 — lets you tag and organize brushes in colorful groups inside Adobe® Photoshop

COMFORT_ZONE@HOME supersale!

Working from home? You’re covered – MagicSquire, MagicTints, MagicPicker and other panels are discounted!

Working from home? You're covered - MagicSquire, MagicTints, MagicPicker discounts
Working from home? You’re covered – MagicSquire, MagicTints, MagicPicker discounts
GET YOUR DISCOUNTS AT:
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Bundles with the following panels are on sale:

MagicRefs 1.3 – better CC 2020 compatibility, new features

MagicRefs 1.3: Life is easy with Reference Images! Quick switch between Full images, better CC 2020 compatibility, various issues fixed, more!

MagicRefs 1.3: improved reference image management in Adobe Photoshop
MagicRefs 1.3: improved reference image management in Adobe Photoshop
WHAT’S NEW:
– Now you can navigate between previous/next images in full image mode by using buttons on the toolbar or keyboard shortcuts
– Now MagicRefs remembers the last image selected when opening the panel again
– MagicRefs window now stays active after adding images using file dialog on Mac
– Fixed an issue with inserting images from MagicRefs into document on some Windows configurations
– Fixed issues with Compact Mode on all configurations
– Improved compatibility with Photoshop 2020
– Improved Keyboard Shortcut detection for various keyboard layouts
– Fixed problem with first brush stroke’s pressure/opacity when using keyboard shortcuts