MagicSquire 6 update! Transparent Brush HUD with Crystal Blur in Photoshop, Custom Brush Images, more!

Transparent HUD! O.M.G.! Variable opacity. On/off Background¬†ūüĒģ¬†Blurred Glass effect.¬†Nextgen UI!¬†Assign Custom colorful Images to Brushes, Randomize Brush, size, shape¬†on every click, HUGE previews.¬†More features, faster UI!

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WHAT’S NEW:

NEW! Preview files before loading
Select one or multiple .ABR files to preview at once
Preview all content of Brushes/Tools and choose which files to actually load – using checkboxes
See what all Tools and Brushes look like in a huge single window

NEW! Custom Images for Tools/Brushes!
Assign any image to a Tool or Brush
Load from .png, .gif, .svg or .jpg files
Use high resolution images and images with transparency, any colors, shades, sizes, etc
Assign a single image to multiple presets with right-click
Create your custom beautiful showcase within groups and collections!
Preview on huge tooltips (see below)

NEW! TRANSPARENT HUD – a new see-through experience! Change from Settings
MagicSquire HUD now can be fully transparent so you could see where you’re working at
Have only Brush Controls or Brushes visible
Transparency can be set in Settings from 0 to 100, dynamically
Activate Blur to blur background under panel
Supports PRO Mode so you could only have info you need visible on the screen
HUD is still resizable in that state
Supports all features of MagicSquire including tags, shortcuts, etc
Pops up under your cursor

NEW! Tool/Brush RANDOMIZER
Have a random brush/tool selected after each Stroke!
Or after clicking a Randomizer button – tune up in Settings
New Setting called “Randomizer selected permanently”
* when it’s On then click on the Randomizer activates it until it unclicked, so
random brushes will choose each time you make a stroke on canvas
* when it’s Off you need to press Randomizer button on the top of the panel
to randomize a brush
Every Tool/Brush is selected from the current group so you can choose group to randomize from

NEW! Displays HUGE tooltip previews for all brush thumbnails
See your presets in a fancy beautiful detail
Supports Custom Images!

NEW! Keyboard Shortcuts for previous/next in Tool History
Easily select previous preset in a click of a button
Or navigate through presets with keyboard shortcuts

NEW! Edit/New Brush dialog now has tooltip explanation for each brush stroke type

– UI speedup! Works much faster using new Photoshop API
– Improved behavior of HUD size, it now should resize properly
– Overall improvement in visual performance when displaying and scaling brushes, opening/closing groups
and dragging/dropping brushes. Speeded up brush selection on large collections.
– New UI framework uses less RAM
– Fixed various issues with Brush Controls, when they slowed down Photoshop or didn’t display values
– Fixed problems between context menu and tooltips
– Improved History rendering
– Improved multiple UI areas and fixed glitches
– Improved messaging and error handling across the panel
– Fixed “Missing presets” message appearing in some scenarios

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

‚ö° 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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MagicSquire 5.1 update is here with fixes, improvements

MagicSquire 5¬† – brush¬†companion for Adobe Photoshop is updated to v5.1.¬†Brush Controls¬†‚ÄĒ 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.

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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 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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Tip#90: “Sticky” HUD

“Sticky HUD” is the new quick mode of display of the panel since MagicPicker 7.1.

In this mode the panel “sticks” to the HUD Keyboard Shortcut. When you press the shortcut it will show the panel and you release the keyboard to hide it.

Sticky Color Wheel HUD in MagicPicker
Sticky Color Wheel HUD in MagicPicker – activated with Ctrl+H (configured from Settings)

This allows you to choose the colors really quickly – the panel pops up at your current cursor position on the screen.

Activate Sticky HUD mode from Settings
Activate Sticky HUD mode from Settings

This mode is especially useful when using Wacom/Tablet Stylus pen. You can bind Pen’s side button to the same shortcut, so when you quickly press the Pen button it hides the HUD and you release the stylus button to immediately hide it.

*NOTICE: on macOS please downgrade Wacom driver to ver6.3.37-3 to use this feature.

Bind same Keyboard Shortcut to Stylus button
Bind same Keyboard Shortcut to Stylus button (Wacom Tablet Settings on macOS)

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