new! Traditional Color Wheel in Photoshop! (RYB mode), CS6, CC, CC2014, CC2015, CC2017, CC2018, CC2019, 2020, 2021 supportFeatures of MagicPicker 8.0 Advanced Color Panel and Color Wheel Photoshop plugin (now supports Illustrator) for digital painters, matte painters, vfx artists and comic artists. Improve your techniques with MagicPicker color palette!
Used since 2008 inside Disney Studios, Blizzard Entertainment, Dreamworks, Epic Games, Crytek, Marvel Comics, Activision, Aardman Animations, by well-known concept artists such as Craig Mullins, Marc Simonetti, Alex Broeckel, Craig Shoji and many others: read all quotes, what famous people say about MagicPicker.
VIDEO: How to use Tone Lock – keep same color percieved lightness while changing hue
MagicPicker color wheel in HUD mode / Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
new! (Semi-)Transparent HUD Mode — Popup MagicPicker anywhere on the screen under your cursor. Change opacity of the HUD. Blur background:
- MagicPicker HUD now can be fully transparent so you could see where you're working at
- 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
- Displayed via a keyboard shortcut (defined in Settings)
MagicPicker Color Wheel HUD: Change transparency and background blur
- Displayed via a stylus button click (if button click is assigned to that shortcut)
- Displayed by clicking "HUD Mode" button on the panel
- Works in Photoshop AND Illustrator
- Interactive and fully functional HUD! All MagicPicker functions work including Color Scheme switch etc
- When in HUD Mode all keyboard shortcuts work without running MagicPicker from Extensions menu
new! Rearrange sliders + 10 new Color Spaces.
Remove, add, rearrange color sliders from 10 new color spaces. Add rulers
* HSL — more natural shade between black/white/current color,
* Lch/HCL — finally a human perception based color sliders, that preserve lightness & saturation of hues
* Color Temperature,
* Gradient between Foreground/Background (Blend),
* CIE L*u*v*,
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 HRGL or L*SB
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
Have only the sliders you need. Grab by the label and rearrange
new! Reset color schemes — from MagicPicker menu.
Will reset secondary colors to default position
new! Foreground/Background always visible in HUD mode. 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
Gigantic preview of the current color!
ALT-clicking on the foreground/background color swatch brings huge color preview the size of the whole panel
Auto-copy current color values to Clipboard. You pick a color and its values are automatically in the clipboard. Ctrl- or Cmd-click on the Copy values button to activate it
Realtime color values — on the wheel as you move your mouse/stylus. So you can see what are you picking right away
Color Temperature Wheel
new! New Keyboard Shortcuts to new MagicPicker functions: - Swap current color for its complementary
- Swap current color for its complementary keeping color's brightness (Tone Lock'ed)
new! MagicPicker now affects Solid Fill color of selected layer when Colorize Shapes and Text is on. It can shift hue in multiple selected colored fills if multiple layers are activated and
hue on the color wheel is shifted
new! Snap color to the 10's on the ruler. Ctrl- or Cmd-click HSB or RGB sliders to round to the closest number
new! Shift+click (improved) — Shift+click inside the color wheel to move color wheel pointer towards cursor. Allows to slightly change current color with precision
Smart Keyboard Shortcuts — Assign Keyboard Shortcuts to: Increase/Decrease Color Brightness, Temperature, Hue, Toggle Color Scheme, K-Lock, Tone Lock, Compact Mode, HSB/RGB sliders, Switch Color Triangle, Box, Diamond, Temperature, LDT-Cube, Copy color hex to Clipboard, Toggle panel on/off, Get complementary color
Assign shortcuts directly from MagicPicker Settings dialog.Adjust steps for parameters increase/decrease from the same dialog
- Supports special keys of extended Keyboards and devices that emulate key presses.
MagicPicker: LDT Cube Color Picker and PRO Mode
LDT-Cube Color Picker — most natural Color Space for digital artists. Pick separately on three Light, Dark and Temperature-based color sides at the same time!
new! PRO Mode — super clean stylish look with new PRO Mode. Hide all buttons and move UI elements out of your way! Click MagicPicker menu -> PRO Mode to toggle it.
Tooltips for UI elements! — Switch them on/off in Settings if you feel they're too much.
Pantone Solid Coated/Uncoated, L*c*h* support
Assign keyboard shortcuts directly from MagicPicker
Colorize Vector Shapes & Text in Photoshop! — Change Fill & Stroke. Work with shapes & text on the professional level! Control individual shapes and shape groups. Shift Hue and Color Temperature of the groups. Assign transparent colors, exchange colors! Works with Tone Lock and K-Lock.
Shift+Click to slightly move pointer and adjust color
Display current color name and new color space values on the wheel! Supports HSB, RGB, CMYK, YCbCr, YUV, XYZ. Detects color names by HTML/X11 standard. Switchable button on the left bottom corner. Copy values to clipboard with one click
Interactive Help— Click on any UI element to get full tutorial with description how to use it and what it means.
Improved and updated: Link foreground & background works with eyedropper and Brush Color Dynamics .
MagicPicker has been rewritten from ground up to support new Adobe Creative Cloud 2017/2018 (Illustrator & Photoshop CC 2017/2018). New color engine works even faster than before
MagicPicker brings best tools for working with color on the professional level into Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator — from leading game and movie artists all around the world!
K-Lock lets you keep the same K (black) ink level of your CMYK color while making it darker or lighter (or changing saturation)
Tone Lock 2.0 – keep colors in the same gamma. Separate foreground from background easily! Now you can keep color's tone while changing its hue or saturation. It helps to keep gamma of your picture as well as keep harmony of colors in the shadows or lights
Color Temperature Wheel! – Limit color gamut easily: fine-tune and pick only warm or only cold colors on an intuitive palette. Supports Tone Lock!
Big color swatches! (optional) – Big colors with color wheel, big colors in Compact Mode, big colors everywhere for better color perception!
Oh boy! Even FASTER! Color picking is now at its maximum speed with the new color engine
Triangle, Box, Diamond modes! Get more shades of brightness and saturation on color wheel
Adobe Illustrator support
Numeric Rulers on HSB/RGB sliders for precise color picking
Leap Motion Controller support (requires Leap Motion Controller and Ethereal) – change colors with your fingers in the air
Easy Color schemes: Mono, Complement, Triad, Tetrad, Analogic, Accented Analogic
Unique Traditional Color Wheel in Photoshop and Illustrator! (RYB mode or Itten's wheel)
Attach Panels: Attach other Anastasiy's panels to MagicPicker and use them in Compact Mode as one
Copy HEX color to clipboard with one click on "#" sign
Very responsive, auto color update in Illustrator & Photoshop CS3, CS4, CS5, CS5.5, CS6, CC+!
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Compact Mode – only two colors visible, whole panel opens when mouse is over it
Calibrated CMYK colors for print with usage of current color profiles
Supports feeback from Photoshop.
(It's an ability to update panel automatically when a color is picked outside panel,
e.g. with Alt-click on the image)
Arbitrary panel scaling
(H)SB,H(S)B,HS(B) and (R)GB,R(G)B,RG(B) modes support
Numerical boxes for precise color changing
HEX box to get color for your web page element
NO crashes, unlike some other panels
In addition MagicPicker 1.2, 2.2, 3.0, 3.1, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 5.3 and 8.0 updates fix all the bugs,
improve compatibility with Windows 7+ and Mac OS X 10.8/10.10 on calibrated monitors,
fix issue with edges of the triangle,
fix issues for Japanese and other international users, improves perfomance (all platforms are speeded up –
CS3, CS4, CS5 and CS6/CC/2014) and includes buttons for swapping colors, changing colors to default, and hiding upper buttons row
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