MagicSquire with Tool Presets, History and Thumbnail scaling activatedFeatures of MagicSquire 4.5 MagicSquire is an elegant solution that lets you sort, organize and keep your brushes in folders. Assign colors to folder. Load .abr and .tpl files.
Supports Adobe Photoshop 2021, 2020, CC2019, CC2018, CC2017, CC2015, CC2014, CC, CS6, CS5.5, CS5, Mac, PC (all Windows). Creative Cloud & Creative Suite. The perfect brush companion for your Modbook or Surface!
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Magic Eraser turns any tool into Eraser with one click
New features of MagicSquire 4: Popup under cursor, Smart Search, Sticky Brushes
new! HUD Mode — Popup MagicSquire anywhere on the screen under your cursor.
- Displayed via a keyboard shortcut (defined in Settings)
- Displayed via a stylus button click (if button click is assigned to that shortcut)
- Displayed by clicking "HUD Mode" button on the panel
MagicSquire in optional "Sticky" HUD mode
- Interactive and fully functional HUD! All MagicSquire functions work including Color Scheme switch etc
- When in HUD Mode all keyboard shortcuts work without running MagicSquire from Extensions menu
- In optional "Sticky" HUD mode configured so the button press shows the panel and button release hides it
new!Sticky Brushes — completely unique 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 features of MagicSquire 3: Tags, Collections, Keyboard Shortcuts
new!Right-Click on the Brush or Tool Preset to display a menu that lets you quickly operate on the Presets and Groups:
Duplicate – duplicates currently selected Preset(s).
Move To Group... – opens up a dialog where you can choose a group to move this Preset to.
New Eraser with same shape – converts currently selected Preset into an eraser and adds it to the group as new Eraser Preset.
Duplicate Group – duplicates currently selected Group and all its contents. All brushes and tool Presets in the new group become an autonomous set.
new! Load multiple .abr or .tpl files into a single group
new! Auto-close panel after clicking on Preset
new! Smart Search of brushes & tags with an option to search closed groups
Tags – assign tags to brushes and then filter them using Search -
with Instant Suggestions. Filter out brushes that you don't need in current project, instantly.
Search and filter by style, type, project, workspace, team, file, type of work or any other
favorite criteria you create by yourself.
Collections allow you to combine several groups in a collection and then switch
between group combinations with one click or keyboard shortcut. Use new Collection editor from the menu.
Directly drag'n'drop .abr and .tpl files on the panel to load them as groups! Works only on Photoshop CC and higher.
New MagicSquire brings: Tags to brushes, Keyboard Shortcuts and Group Collections
Keyboard Shortcuts for individual brushes. Also keyboard shortcuts to following
new and old features of MagicSquire:
- Rotate Brush/Tool tip (works with Clone Tool too)
- Turn current Brush into Eraser (and back)
- Increase/Decrease Load for Mixer brushes
- Switch Collection
- Create New Brush
- New Group
- Switch to next/previous brush in current group
- PRO Mode
- Compact Mode
- Toggle MagicSquire panel
New shortcuts dialog is accessible from the menu.
Relocate data folder and put it on Dropbox, iCloud, One Drive, Box, Google Drive
or any other 3rd party cloud service. Back up and safely sync your brushes between computers!
Disable size capture for tools, switch between brushes and tools while keeping size.
Capture current tool's color in the preset and store it in the group
Reset panel will delete all current brush data and allow you to start from scratch
MagicSquire in Horizontal Mode with PRO Mode activated
Video is worth a million pictures! MagicSquire 1.0 in action
Horizontal layout! — First of a kind in Adobe Photoshop
Advanced Export – groups can be exported as .TPL/.ABR files, converts between formats if needed. Exports filtered results when using search.
Magic Eraser: click on the new "Use current Tool as Eraser" button to use any Tool Preset you select in MagicSquire
Alt-click a Tool Preset to use its shape as a current Tool. For example you can use Eraser's shape as Mixer Brush. This way you can change the brush without changing the tool
Easy picking of custom Group colors with new color picker
Live search – allows you to quickly filter brushes and tool presets by name
Arbitrary size of the thumbnails with scaling slider
Support for Shapes and Tool Presets! Organize Tool Presets in groups
Recent tool history list! Kept when you open panel and transfer files
PRO Mode to hide new buttons and elements
Superfast new engine rewritten from scratch - much faster UI and brush handling:
create brushes faster, load .abr files faster, faster drag'n'drop and faster handling of very large collections (1000+ brushes of size 4GB and higher)
Keeps your brushes organized in colored groups in Photoshop!
— Puts your brushes in easy-to-use folders collections. MagicSquire structures your brushes so you don't need to look for them every time in neverending piles
Create brushes from scratch — Just click the New Brush button to add current brush to the panel. Double-click to edit. Click Update to update parameters from Photoshop
Brush list View Modes
Be creative! MagicSquire automatically generates brush images with additional stroke types, never seen before in Photoshop: long, short, medium and brush texture. That lets you differentiate brushes visually
Supports Tool Presets. Add advanced brushes and tool presets (like Mixer Brushes, Erasers, Pencils, Smudge Tools etc.) into panel. Rearrange, drag'n'drop, delete and perform all familiar operations
Supports custom .ABR and .TPL Load existing brush and tool presets collections from .ABR or .TPL files with one click! Supports very large files of 50M and above. Supports loading of thousands of brushes from one file.
Versatile Groups can be collapsed and rearranged with drag'n'drop
Three view modes let you see brushes in a familiar list view and two additional innovative view modes! See brush names and sizes in a convenient UI
Compact Mode lets you have a better right-click for brushes. MagicSquire displays current brush icon and expands automagically on mouse hover
Load multiple .abr/.tpl files at once
New features in MagicSquire 1.7: Tool Preset support, Compact Mode
New features in MagicSquire 2.0: Horizontal Mode, Thumbnail Scaling, PRO Mode, Recent Tools History
Alt-click on a plain Brush to use it as a Tool (i.e. Eraser, Dodge, Burn or any other). Paint and erase with the same brush!
Complete Photoshop brush types support: Mixer, physical, textured, patterned, ordinary - ALL OF THEM
Captures all brush parameters: brush size, flow, blend mode, opacity - you name it! Combines all power of Brush Presets, Tool Presets and Liraries in one single panel. With new features essential to digital art
Full Photoshop Themes support
High resolution rendering of brush images with beautfiul detail. In addition supports Retina dn HiDPI displays. Supports Wacom Companion, Microsoft Surface, Macbook with Retina Displays, 4K, 5K and 8K displays