Monday, March 20th, 2017 Posted by Jim Thacker

Anastasiy releases MagicSquire 1.5

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