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Old 11-01-2006, 07:06 AM
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After applying the Mask Pro and sending the veil area back to Photoshop can you load that selection of the veil? Once loaded you can apply the selection as a mask to any layer.
Thanks a lot. Probably that's what i didn't know i had to do. How do i actually load that selection of the veil and apply the selection as a mask to other layer?
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Old 11-01-2006, 09:33 AM
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Re: Extensis Mask Pro

Mask Pro sends back a transparent layer to Photoshop. To load the selection, Select the veil layer and from the SELECT menu choose LOAD SELECTION. There are also keyboard shortcuts to load a layer selection, but they vary depending on Mac or PC and which version of PS you are using. In PSCS2, on a Mac, hold down the Command key and click on the layer thumbnail. When you get the marching ants, you can apply the selection as a mask to a copy of your background (or other layer) by then selecting the background copy and clicking on the small icon that looks like a square with a hole in it at the bottom of the layers palette.
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:49 AM
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Hello again, and thanks for reply.
I've done exactly as you say:
http://moldova.worldcarp.org/forum_f...d/settings.jpg
and this is the result i got...
http://moldova.worldcarp.org/forum_f...ard/result.jpg
Strange...
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Old 11-03-2006, 09:01 AM
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Re: Extensis Mask Pro

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Mask Pro sends your knock out back to PhotoShop on a transparent layer. As I said before, to use the results as a mask on a layer, you must load it as a selection (Select menu, Load Selection), then apply it as a mask to another layer.

I did a very quick Mask Pro mask of some palm trees and applied it to a copy of the background layer. See my layer stack. After applying the selection of palms as a mask, I then then turned OFF the visibility of the Mask Pro Result layer. Otherwise the MP result layer blocks the masking effect.
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Old 11-06-2006, 11:49 AM
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Re: Extensis Mask Pro

Sorry to bother you again and again, but if you'll check my screenshots you will see that i did things exactly as you say, but the result is strange anyway. You should also notice the Mask Pro Result itself looks strange, even when still in Mask Pro environment, same as when loaded in Photoshop.
I think you could miss something from what i explained about my problem.
I hope you have ever tried to work with transparency in Mask Pro, especially using that transparency video tutorial, than you could understand what i mean.
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Old 11-06-2006, 12:05 PM
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Re: Extensis Mask Pro

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If you will email me your working Photoshop file, I'll take a look

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Old 11-08-2006, 08:00 AM
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Re: Extensis Mask Pro

Hi and thanks a lot Swampy for willing to take a look.
Due to file size (16.6.MB .psd file) i simply uploaded it here:http://moldova.worldcarp.org/forum_f...ing%20veil.zip
Thank you very much again.
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:11 PM
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Re: Extensis Mask Pro

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I got the file with no problem.

The extraction with Mask Pro looks good. The only thing I would do is make a selection of the left and right side of the bride's veil (where there is some color remaining from what appears to be the former background) and do a Hue/Saturation adjustment to lighten up the veil and remove the influence of those colors.
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Old 11-09-2006, 08:30 AM
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Re: Extensis Mask Pro

Try to use ImageSkill masking products

ImageSkill developed 2 Photoshop-compatible plug-ins for extraction of opaque and translucent objects (fur, smoke, glass, haze, wool etc). Using our products you can make a result that is unavailable with other masking programs - Adobe Magic Extractor, Corel Knock-Out, Microsoft Expression and so on. You do not need accurately draw out an object. Mark object area and press Apply.

Features at glance
• Ability to cut translucent objects like glass, fog, smoke, fur etc
• Color unmixing for background replacing
• There are tools for debris removing and holes filling within received mask
• You can switch between original image and result one and preview the extracted object against a colored matte background for result checking.
• 16-bit mode support

Translucator is a shareware, free 30 days/uses fully functional demo version you can download online: Download Translucator

Product page: http://www.imageskill.com/translucat...nslucator.html
User’s Manual (in PDF): http://www.imageskill.com/translucator/tr_manual.pdf


Background Remover is a shareware, demo version you can download online: Download Background Remover

Product page: http://www.imageskill.com/backgroundremover/backgroundremover.html


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Dmitry
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Old 11-09-2006, 09:29 AM
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Re: Extensis Mask Pro

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AZ

I got the file with no problem.

The extraction with Mask Pro looks good. The only thing I would do is make a selection of the left and right side of the bride's veil (where there is some color remaining from what appears to be the former background) and do a Hue/Saturation adjustment to lighten up the veil and remove the influence of those colors.
Thank you Swampy,
Yes, i can see it worked for you.
Strange... i just don't know what am i doing wrong...
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