MagicSquire 5.5 for Photoshop ⚡⚡ Performance and UI improved!

New update!

– NEW! Speeded up! Improved performance in many scenarios, when switching tools in Photoshop
  – Fixed a rare problem when Photoshop switched tool to the previous one
– Fixed a problem with Updating brushes (clicking Update in the Edit Brush dialog). It didn’t work sometimes, fixed
– Available now on Adobe Photoshop 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC

  – more!

Tip#111: Hide/Show new Photoshop Brush Controls in MagicSquire

🧙️ Hide Brush Controls on MagicSquire panel in #Photoshop by clicking the button titled “Hide” on the top left of the panel.

This works great if you only need to organize and access 🟡💜🟩 groups of brushes/tools.

Re-display Brush Controls by clicking the 🎛️ “Show Brush Controls” button on the top.

From series of tutorials for MagicSquire, the pro manager with colored groups for Photoshop brushes

MagicSquire 5.4: Photoshop brush randomization, color dynamics, smoothing, more!

💎 Quickly randomize your brush strokes, easily control color jitter with new MagicSquire 5.4. 🌓 Added Color Dynamics controls to the panel and HUD, fixed Apple M1 problem, and Brush Smoothing saving in Photoshop.

WHAT’S NEW:
  – Now correctly saves/restores smoothing brush parameters when creating new brush from scratch
– New options to add Brush Controls/parameters for color of the brush:
* color jitter per tip (on/off)
* color jitter: foreground/background
* color jitter: hue
* color jitter: saturation
* color jitter: brightness
* color jitter: purity
(Go to Brush Controls in MagicSquire and then click Add/remove Brush Controls button to access new parameters)
  – Fixed a rare problem with activation on Apple M1/macOS Monterey
– Available now on Photoshop 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC

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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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MagicSquire 5.3 update smoother Photoshop brush manager, more precise than ever

🧘 New MagicSquire 5.3: more accurate Photoshop Brush Parameters (size, opacity, spacing, etc.), faster on-demand HUD popup, loading groups from huge .ABR files (1GB+), more UI languages. 🛍 Get now with a discount!

WHAT’S NEW:
  – Fixed a problem with loading brush groups from huge (500MB-1GB+) .abr files
– Changing small values of brush parameters (size, opacity, etc) is now easier. Brush Controls
change slower in 0-50 range
– Improved localization
– Improved loading of HUD files in various countries (South Korea, China, Switzerland)
  – Available now on Photoshop and Illustrator 2022, 2021, 2020, CC 2019, CC 2018, CC 2017, CC 2015, CC 2014, CS5, CS6, CC
  – much more

🌞 GREAT WINTER SALE, discounts up to -60%

Limited time discounts at anastasiy.com! Get all panels in discounted bundles or

 

Color Wheel with advanced color spaces and sliders designed for digital art
Upgrade MagicPicker with a discount

 

Get MagicTints 2
Standalone fast GPU AI color matching between images, generates LUT, Windows & macOS Desktop, also Adobe® Photoshop plugin
Upgrade MagicTints with a discount

 

Quick Brush HUD, lets organize brushes in colorful groups, controls Photoshop brush values
Upgrade MagicSquire with a discount

 

Extracts palette from image, groups Photoshop swatches in compact folders, mixes colors
Upgrade MixColors with a discount

 

Fast handling of Reference Images (image assets) in Adobe® Photoshop
Upgrade MagicRefs with a discount

 

Preview fonts before installing them

MagicSquire 5.2 update! Blank panel fix, CC 2022, better everything!

WHAT’S NEW:
  – Fixed a long standing problem when panel was blank immediate after starting Photoshop
– Full support of CC 2022 – especially keyboard shortcuts
– Increased max Brush Spacing parameter to 1000, please remove Brush Control corresponding to Brush Spacing and then re-add it
– Added Chinese localization
– Fixed problems with downloading of HUD in several scenarios
– Fixed a minor issue with “x” button position on search field
– Fixed a problem with searching/tags/clearing search field with new “x” button
– Fixed problems with focused search field after clicking a brush (a conflict with Wacom & ExpressKeys)
– Fixed problem with loading .abr files with groups in various scenarios
– Fixed a problem with disappearing right-click menu on Windows
– Improved update check

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Black Friday / Cyber Monday 2021 discounts on all panels

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

MagicPicker 8 is here with Lab, L*c*h, HSL, Temperature Sliders, TRANSPARENT HUD

Featuring the  early upgrade bonus, see below!

Transparent HUD! OMG. Variable opacity. On/off Background Blurred Glass effect. Sliders Revolution! 10 NEW Color Spaces designed for artists, with Sliders under Color Wheel: Lab, L*c*h, Temperature, HSL, Gradient Blend, CMYK, CIE Luv, Grayscale, HSB, RGB. Pick colors. Arrange like you want! Drag, remove. Full CC 2022 support. More features, faster UI!

WHAT’S NEW in MagicPicker version 8.0:

* Full support of new Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator 2022, including Keyboard Shortcuts
* Graphics Framework improvements – UI now faster in scaling, resizing, animation, redraw etc
* HUD is faster
* Improved styling of UI, added small touches here and there
* Now works much better and updates better when working with subtle colors (hues/saturation around 2-3%)

  • NEW! TRANSPARENT HUD – a new see-through experience! Change from Settings
    – MagicPicker HUD now can be fully transparent so you could see where you’re working at
    – Have only color wheel/color picker visible
    – Transparency can be set in Settings from 0 to 100
    – Adjust Transparency dynamically
    – Activate Blur to blur background under panel
    – Supports PRO Mode so you could only have round color wheel visible on the screen
    – HUD is still resizeable in that state
    – Supports all features of MagicPicker including sliders, boxes, etc
    – Pops up under your cursor
  • NEW! Have main panel in Compact Mode and MagicPicker HUD on the screen at the same time. Two main colors always visible and HUD appears on-demand under your cursor
  • NEW! New fully cusomizable sliders in any combinations Supported:
    – HSB, * HSL – more natural shade between black/white/current color, * Lab, * Lch/HCL – finally a human perception based color sliders, that preserve lightness & saturation of hues * CMYK, * Color Temperature, * Gradient between Foreground/Background (Blend), * CIE L*u*v*, * Grayscale, * RGB
    – Add with a new + button on the left of sliders
    – Delete individual sliders – drag by label and then drop to a Trash can on the bottom
    – Keep single sliders and remove the others so you can have combinations like H,R,G,L or L*,S,B
    – Freely rearrange by grabbing and moving! Move sliders up or down quickly
    – All slider values are synced with your current color profile
    – New sliders are compatible with PRO Mode, K-Lock and Tone Lock!
    – Display exact values on mouse hover
    – All sliders are fully dynamic and update in realtime
    * Reset sliders – from the menu, to original combinations
  • NEW! Reset color schemes – from MagicPicker menu. Will reset secondary colors to default position
  • NEW! You asked for it!
    * On Windows in Keyboard Shortcuts Ctrl no longer required. Now allowing F1, F2 etc. keys
  • NEW! Illustrator: * Keyboard Shortcut to swap Fill/Stroke swatches on Illustrator (and Background/Foreground on Photoshop)

– Optimized to work with new Windows 11, macOS Big Sur, Monterey
– Improved memory handling, on some computers MagicPicker started to eat memory and slowed down after awhile, fixed that
– HUD round corners are back for all Windows users!
– Fixed a problem with setting vector shapes stroke colors on CC 2020, CC 2021 & CC 2022
– Improved assigning of keyboard shortcuts in varios scenarios
– Fixed problems with entering keyboard shortcuts in Adobe Illustrator in various scenarios
– MagicPicker now speaks more languages: Chinese, Spanish
– Fixed a rare problem on Adobe Illustrator where panel could stop updating its colors after some time
– Still supports Adobe CS4, CS5, CS5.5 and CS6 (also CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017, CC2019, 2020, 2021, 2022+)
– HUD Mode supports OpenGL and Metal GPU acceleration (if present) for transparency blur
– Transparent HUD optimized for better power management on laptops, Surface devices and MacBooks
– Transparent HUD optimized to run on older computers
– Fixed various minor UI problems
– All improvements implemented by real-life users’ feedback

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Tip#108: Have a set of Photoshop Brush parameters under your fingertips with MagicSquire

You can now control your Photoshop Brush parameters with new interactive gauges and sliders. This gives you quick and direct access to brush parameters only crucial to your workflow.

Choose the parameters you need and arrange interactive Brush Controls on MagicSquire panel in #Photoshop.

Set colors, switch sliders/gauges.

  1. Simply click 🎛️ button
  2. Then grab, drag, delete or add with “+”
  3. Click the same 🎛️ button to exit edit mode
  4. Ready to rule your brush!

Now you will also have the same layout on the quick MagicSquire HUD popup under your cursor.

From series of tutorials for MagicSquire, advanced Photoshop brushes manager, now with Brush Controls!