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Sizing layers and channel masks in simultaneously

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Old 05-29-2010, 01:03 PM
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Sizing layers and channel masks in simultaneously

Curious to see if anybody knows a way to do this. I have a project that is placing subject matter (that has supplied channel masks) in backgrounds but I need to maintain the integrity of pre-made masks for various elements in the subject matter.

The major problem is the sizing of the subject is requiring liquify techniques, lens correction, various transformation, etc. Therefore the mask that were cut before (not by me...supplied) do not register when completed. I know I can save/load meshes to the masks and resize them through Transformation but what about Lens Correction. I also would love to avoid re-applying the moves to the masks and instead have them affected when originally done.

Preferably these masks should be cut after this composite process (maybe just a pre-made silo would be good) but that's not an option at this point.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 05-29-2010, 06:59 PM
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Re: Sizing layers and channel masks in simultaneou

You could use Smart Objects.
Just put all the layers you want (with the mask) into a smart object, choose "File"-"Scripts"-"Browse", navigate to "Photoshop\Scripting\Sample Scripts", choose "EnableAllPluginsForSmartFilters.jsx" (don't worry, you'll just have to do it once).

From now on you can modify the smart objects in any manner you like and even apply Liquify as a smart filter (it's recommended to save the mesh though, as any bigger change of the layer will call for a new liquify).
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:36 AM
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Re: Sizing layers and channel masks in simultaneou

Thanks Dar

I've tried that method but here's my problem and maybe I missed something...

While I can apply Liquify on the Smart Object, when I open the Smart Object the masks are back to their original shapes. I need masks to be available to me after the transformations retaining the new shapes/contours.

Any idea how that might be possible?
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Old 05-30-2010, 08:39 AM
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Re: Sizing layers and channel masks in simultaneou

Actually....that might work fine since I will deliver layered files. They can just edit the smart object and use the masks within.

Thanks again Dar.
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Re: Sizing layers and channel masks in simultaneou

I'm glad it helped :-)

And... call me Jonas ;-).
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