Anastasiy’s Free Extension Manager 4.1 for CC 2023 updated for all art community. Install plugins. Recommended by Adobe

Officially recommended by Adobe for installation of extensions. Supports all Creative Clouds. Easily install/manage/update plugin extensions. Windows & macOS. Made with ❤️ to support all the art community!

WHAT’S NEW:
– Improved compatibility with latest CC 2023 updates
– Fixed messaging and greatly improved error handling
– Improved on Windows 10, 11, macOS Ventura

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Tip#119: See HUGE preview of current eyedropper color in Photoshop

Unleash a ⛱ HUGE realtime preview of current #Photoshop color. Simply alt-click on the foreground in MagicPicker and activate Realtime preview in Settings. Then click and move eyedropper across your digital art

Works in Illustrator & Photoshop.

From series of tutorials for MagicPicker, advanced Photoshop color wheel for professional artists

Color Alert! 🐠 MagicPicker 9.1

MagicPicker panel 9.1 brings Realtime Color Preview as your glide your 💧 eyedropper in #Photoshop. Experience better Color History, value inputs on Sliders, Munsell Color Wheel, more

NEW! REALTIME COLOR PICKING!
Pick colors using the Photoshop eyedropper and have them in MagicPicker in real time next to current color!
– Activate in Settings
– When activated use Photoshop Eydropper or Alt-click with other tools and MagicPicker will display
the color you picked in new color swatch
– Works with HUGE color to quickly compare old & new colors on the full panel size
* Photoshop-only feature

* 9.1 – Improved Traditional Color Wheel
* 9.1 – Fixed when Color History not updating
* 9.1 – Improved Scale numbers on the sliders when Slider value box was hidden
* 9.1 – Improved removing and re-adding Color History in the same Photoshop session
* 9.1 – Improved activation on Illustrator 2020 after recent Adobe updates
* 9.1 – Improved behavior on CS6 connected to Munsell Color Wheel

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Tip#118: Color Wheel modes in MagicPicker 9

The latest version of MagicPicker panel for Photoshop and Illustrator now includes the Munsell Color Wheel mode in addition to Triangle, Box, Diamond, Color Temperature, and LDT Color Cube modes.

Color Wheel Modes of new MagicPicker 9
Color Wheel Modes of new MagicPicker 9

Munsell Color wheel is based on the way that the human eye perceives color, and it is arranged according to three color dimensions: hue, value, and chroma. It’s an industry standard color wheel for easier color matching and finding colors in shades for a given hue.

Works in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop CS5, CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017, CC2018, CC2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.

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

Upgrade your creativity! Massive update of all panels, Full Adobe CC 2023 support

New MagicSquire 6.2 (Organize brushes in colorful groups with tags, now with HUD popup and granular brush controls)
– Photoshop CC 2023 compatibility
– Improvements to Brush Spacing parameter
Upgrade MagicSquire to v6.2

New MixColors 5.1 (Enhance your painting skills with color mixing and color swatch managing)
-Photoshop CC 2023 compatibility
– Fixed a problem with one slider changing mix amount for all new Multimix fields (when long-clicking on a field)
– Fixed a problem when releasing mouse would still mix up colors after a long-click slider popup
– Performance improvements, small UI fixes
Upgrade MixColors to v5.1

New MagicTints 3.2 (1-click AI & Machine Learning granular color matching in Adobe® Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
– Improved compatibility with Photoshop CC 2023
Upgrade MagicTints to v3.2

New MagicRefs 2.2 (Tag, search and collect images locally. Also Rotate, Resize and Collage):
– Fixed problem with old data when switching from MagicRefs Trial to a MagicRefs full
-Photoshop CC 2023 compatibility
– Performance improvements, small UI fixes
Upgrade MagicRefs to v2.2

New MagicPicker 9.0 with a lot of new features and improvements (Professional color wheel HUD, now with Munsell support)
Upgrade to MagicPicker v9.0

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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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New in v4.0:

  • Compatibility with all latest CC 2023 and CC 2022 updates
  • Fixed UI issues on Windows 11, mac OS Monterey and Ventura
  • Various UI updates
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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

MagicSquire 6.1 update! Power up your Photoshop brushes. Better UI

WHAT’S NEW:
– Fixed a problem when creating a preset with Custom Image as brush tip/stroke – in some cases it didn’t appear
– Removed unused shortcut slots from Keyboard Shortcuts in Settings dialog
– Fixed problem with selected presets after creating a new empty Group
– When editing a brush always rendered stroke images – fixed
– Fixed a UI problem when editing a preset with square brush tip image
– Fixed issues with making a Group color black
– Fixed a problem when adding Scattering to existing preset using Update button
– Fixed UI issues on Photoshop CS5/CS6

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Tip#116: Randomize brush/tool after every stroke in Photoshop

🔶🔹🔴 Auto-Randomize Brush/Tool tip after every click on Document in #Photoshop using MagicSquire.

1) Choose a group to use brushes from
2) Click Randomizer button to activate this mode. When Randomizer is active MagicSquire will pick a new Brush (or Tool) tip from the current group – after every click on Photoshop’s Document.
3*) Through Settings you can activate a mode when you randomize a tool by clicking on the button

From series of tutorials for MagicSquire, advanced Brush Manager/HUD for Adobe Photoshop