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Anastasiy releases MagicSquire 1.5

Monday, March 20th, 2017 | Posted by Jim Thacker

Originally posted on 7 November 2016. Scroll down for news of the 1.5 update.

Digital painting tools developer Anastasiy Safari has released MagicSquire, a new brush organisation panel for Photoshop. The new add-on is based on the engine from popular colour picker plugin MagicPicker.

Preview and organise Photoshop brushes more easily
MagicSquire lets users organise their Photoshop brushes in colour-coded sub-palettes, with the option to drag and drop individual brushes between them.

Existing brushes can be imported in Photoshop’s native .abr format – support for .tpl files is planned – or users can create new brushes directly, with the option to set extended properties like Opacity and Flow.

The plugin automatically generates a detailed preview for the brush, with a choice of four different strokes.

Updated 11 February 2017: .tpl support has now been added. The current release is MagicSquire 1.4: you can see the current feature list here.

Since we last wrote about the software, Anastasiy has also introduced the option to organise presets for other Photoshop tools, including the Smudge, Pencil and Eraser tools, in the same way as brushes.

Updated 21 March 2017: MagicSquire 1.5 is now available. The update makes it possible to view brushes listed by full brush name, and to edit brush names directly within the palette.

Users can also now assign custom colours to brush groups by editing a .json file.

Pricing and availability
MagicSquire 1.5 is available now for Photoshop CS5 and above on Windows and Mac OS X. It costs $19.

Read more about MagicSquire on the product website

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8 responses to “Anastasiy releases MagicSquire 1.5”

  1. JPat said:

    Wow what an idea! This is something I have been looking for and now it looks it’s there

    5:40 pm on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

  2. Mike Strals said:

    just bought it seems doesn’t allow more than 6 or 7 colors on the groups…. waaaat? version 1.0…. maybe version 1.1 makes it better, come on!

    2:24 pm on Friday, November 11, 2016

  3. Fotodat said:

    Looks complicated?

    7:07 pm on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

  4. Cora art said:

    It’s very, very cool…I’m sure this too will become another cardinal panel in Photoshop together with MagicPicker :)

    11:55 pm on Wednesday, November 23, 2016

  5. Pete said:

    YESSSSSSS! Does it support keyboard shortcuts? Hope it does!

    6:12 pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  6. Chuck Lindsey said:

    Try BrushBox instead, it’s much cleaner and has all these features and more. Been very helpful for me. And no, I don’t work for or am related to the developer.

    7:26 pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

  7. Mr Hob said:

    Thanks for this! After a month of usage have to say MagicSquire is exactly what I was looking for does make a difference!
    The big plus is their support which I spent two straight hours with (had unrelated problems with Photoshop), guys are really awesome.

    1:34 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017

  8. Marc Levoy said:

    Looks like a smart update, Photoshop getting 200% boost. Using MagicSquire for a while great to see it got so much better

    11:52 pm on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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