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It’s ON! #BlackFriday and #CyberMonday discounts up to -60% on MagicPicker Pro Color Wheel HUD, MagicTints AI Color Matcher, MagicSquire brush control for Adobe Photoshop from Anastasiy:

Limited time discounts: 

https://anastasiy.com/blackfriday – 60% off!

MagicPicker 9 color wheel (35% off)
MagicTints 3, one-click color matcher (50% off)
MagicSquire 6.1, professional brush manager (30% off)
MixColors 5, color mixer (30% off)

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

New MagicPicker 9! 👑 Legendary Munsell Color Wheel, Color History, Enter Slider values, more

New MagicPicker 9 brings Color History! Draggable between Sliders.
Enter Values on every slider (including Temperature).
Legendary Munsell Color Wheel! Paste colors to MagicPicker (Like “255,255,10” or #fff or even “2.5YR 6/6” or see how “Persian Rose” looks like). There’s more!! Pin HUD to the same place, Vector Opacity, Slight color changes with Ctrl+Shift. Full CC 2023 support. Even more features, faster UI!

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NEW IN version 9

* Improved UI performance! New framework update, for blazing fast clicks, drags and other UI actions
* Full support of new Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator 2023, including Keyboard Shortcuts

NEW! Enter values directly in the sliders
New switchable value inputs next to every slider (including Temperature, LCh etc)
Hide/Show with a button
Supports HSB, HSL, Lab, Lch/HCL, CMYK, Color Temperature, Gradient between Foreground/Background (Blend),
CIE L*u*v*, Grayscale, RGB

NEW! Have a constant place for the HUD on the screen. Activated from Settings
“Pin HUD to same place”,
When ON keeps HUD show up at the same place on your screen
When OFF, HUD will show up at the cursor position
Doesn’t let the HUD cover your image

NEW! Munsell Color Wheel – industry standard, with human perceived gamut-limiting in mind
Switch it on using Color Wheel Mode button on the top right
Can display Munsell values on the bottom of wheel
Features extended ranges of Red, Blue and Yellow
Paste munsell data into color wheel (decode) using new Color from Clipboard feature
Supports Red Up mode

NEW! Color History as a slider! Scalable, selectable, scrollable.
Add new Color History using the same “+” button that you use to add sliders
Use Color History with any combination of sliders
Preserves color between sessions

NEW! Paste colors from clipboard – have a text and MagicPicker will convert it to a Photoshop foreground/background color
Paste RGB, Hex, HSL, CMYK
Paste colors by name! Like “Green”, “Red”, or even “Electric violet” – see how colors look like!
Use #123456 for hex colors or 255,255,255 for RGB colors
Use hsb(1,2,3) for HSB colors or hsl(10,2,3) for HSL colors
Supports lab, rgb, hsl, hsb, cmyk, xyz, lch, luv – using “luv(value, value, value)” (example)
Use “2.5YR 6.0/6.0” style for Munsell values
Set up “Color from Clipboard” keyboard shortcut for pasting in Settings -> Keyboard Shortcuts

NEW! Make it blueish or make it warmer – use Ctrl+Shift on sliders to move the pointer slightly towards mouse cursor/new color
when you Ctrl+Shift+Click on the sliders

NEW! Change vector opacity!
Works in Illustrator and Photoshop vectors
When vectors are selected and automatic Opacity button appears under colors, click on it and use slider to adjust opacity
of current selection

– Added Munsell Color values to the bottom left corner of the color wheel, with current color values
– Now HUGE (full panel size) alt-click color preview dynamically changes when current color updated in Photoshop
– Streamlined panel update process, there’s no need to look for serial numbers anymore
– Fixed an issue when some buttons didn’t react on mouse hovers – especially Exchange Colors and Forgeround/Background colors
– Fixed a rare issue when in certain configurations with white foreground color when starting MagicPicker it would show up as white with no hues

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Tip#117: Quickly pick colors on foreground/background gradient slider with MagicPicker

MagicPicker lets you pick colors halfway between foreground and background using F/B slider. Click on the eyedropper on the slider to pick current foreground/background colors into gradient from Photoshop. Then move slider to acquire intermediate colors.

Add/use more sliders in MagicPicker!

Works in Photoshop & Illustrator CC 2023 and below!

From series of tutorials for MagicPicker, advanced Photoshop color wheel and HUD

Tip#114: Multiple mixing fields in MixColors

🍭 Mix 1,2,4 colors separately using multiple mixing areas of ✴️ MixColors panel:

Click the squared button to toggle mixing areas.

Quickly mix in blacks, whites or fully saturated colors using +/- and get physically accurate results in Photoshop

From series of tutorials for MixColors, the unique physically accurate color mixer in Adobe Photoshop

New MixColors 5 is out, upgrade here

MixColors 5.0 is here! Bringing multiple mixing fields, more

MixColors 5 is here! Brings new mode with 1/2/4 mixing fields (different colors)! Also: Scale color swatches, drop from history, create new swatches from selected, percentage display on mixing sliders, faster, much more.

CHANGES:

NEW! Multimix Mode. New MixColors configuration.
Modern advancement of how MixColors works to keep up with new artist workflows.
– Click on the new button under main color mixing area to switch modes
– Have more places to mix in colors – 1,2 or 4 mixing fields arranged vertically, horizontally or in a grid.
– Have different non-connected mixes in these fields.
– Every field acts independently and has 5 new buttons: Add white, add color, add black, get from Photoshop,
pick color to Photoshop
– Simple click on the field to mix in current color
– Adjust “brush strength” on the top of the panel
– Mixing fields scale with the panel
– You can hide/show rearrange fields

NEW! Free scaling of swatches! Click on the new button on the toolbar and adjust swatch size with a toolbar.
– Now you can have any preferable size of the swatch thumbnails. Great option for high-res monitors.

NEW! Color sliders that regulate mix strength (long click on the field or click on the drop down near round
mixers on the left) now display percentage. That gives a much better feedback to improve your MixColors workflow

NEW! Color History improvements!
– Marks current selection
– Drag’n’drop color History swatches on the mixing fields

NEW! Selected swatch in the swatch group has current selection mark

NEW! Select multiple color swatches and move them to new group! Or copy them to new group. You should
1) Click first swatch
2) Right-click ending swatch – a new contextual menu will display

NEW! Color mixing formula improved. Adjusted by feedback from artists all over the world – to be more precise

NEW! Improved UI framework – using latest UI engine from MagicPicker 8

– Fixed all problems with exporting various swatches (from MixColors menu -> Export colors to Swatches)
– Color History now correctly preserved when panel is open/closed in all scenarios
– Right-click dialog for swatches is fixed, also fixed its behavior in multiple scenarios
– Fixed current swatch selection
– New updated and speeded up modern UI framework, that supports all modern GPU features
– Optimized for better power management on laptops, Surface devices and MacBooks
– Still supports Adobe CS5, CS5.5 and CS6 (also CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017, CC2019, CC2020, CC2021, CC2022+)
– Optimized to support latest Photoshop 2022
– Improved UI performance in different scenarios
– Fixed various minor UI problems
– Improved loading speed
– Optimized to work with macOS Catalina, new Windows 11 updates
– All improvements implemented by real-life users’ feedback

Read more about MixColors, advanced color mixer in Adobe Photoshop

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“Dune” gets Oscar for Best Visual Effects

“Dune” won the Oscar for the Best Visual Effects this year!
Congratulations to Seungjin Woo, creator of concept art (and MagicPicker panel user) for Dune’s Arrakeen City and Sand worms!

New MagicPicker 8.3 for Photoshop: delete select CMYK sliders, K-Lock, more!

– Fixed problem with CMYK sliders and gradients in various scenarios
– Improved UI localization when activating panel, added link to license retrieval
– Improved activation on macOS Monterey
– Fixed: K-Lock was turning on when deleting individual C,M,Y or K sliders

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MagicPicker 8 – advanced color wheel HUD and panel for Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

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Color Wheel with advanced color spaces and sliders designed for digital art
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Get MagicTints 2
Standalone fast GPU AI color matching between images, generates LUT, Windows & macOS Desktop, also Adobe® Photoshop plugin
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Quick Brush HUD, lets organize brushes in colorful groups, controls Photoshop brush values
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Extracts palette from image, groups Photoshop swatches in compact folders, mixes colors
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Fast handling of Reference Images (image assets) in Adobe® Photoshop
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Preview fonts before installing them

Tip#110: Using MagicPicker Transparent and Crystal HUD modes

Use new MagicPicker’s 🧿Crystal HUD mode or see your fantastic artwork through transparent panel.

  1. Change HUD Opacity in Settings or
  2. Enable background Blur
  3. Adjust HUD transparency 0-100
  4. Quickly call HUD with a shortcut
  5. Resize HUD the way need

From series of tutorials for MagicPicker, advanced Photoshop color wheel panel

MagicPicker 8.2 update: better sliders scaling, CMYK values, transparency

⚡ MagicPicker 8.2 brings better scaling of new gradient Lab / L*c*h / Temperature / etc. color sliders. Fixed assigning of transparent colors to vector shapes, colorize multiple vector shapes, CMYK values, improved. Better CMYK/K-Lock, more for Photoshop & Illustrator:

WHAT’S NEW:
– Fixed transparency indication on vector shapes (Photoshop and Illusrator). Now when clicking between Foreground and Background swatch transparency is displayed correctly in all scenarios
– Fixed problems with assigning transparency with Ctrl/Cmd click to colors
– In K-Locked mode color wouldn’t change in Photoshop after using Saturation/Brightness/Hue Keyboard Shortcuts – fixed
– CMYK sliders display correct values in all scenarios, when using different color spaces, RGB/CMYK document modes etc.
– Now sliders and color wheel can be accurately resized to its minimum in all scenarios
– Correctly assigns fill/stroke color to shapes if multiple selected on CC2021+
– Improved UI localization
– Available now on Photoshop and Illustrator 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC
– much more

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