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Old 09-16-2007, 10:01 AM
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i agree with pixel monkey .. nothing out there that you cant do with photoshop.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:59 AM
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i agree with pixel monkey .. nothing out there that you cant do with photoshop.
that's like saying you can do everything with a manual saw and screwdriver doesn't mean it's going to help you get things done fast enough.
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Old 09-16-2007, 11:01 AM
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i agree with pixel monkey .. nothing out there that you cant do with photoshop.
Please realize not all of us use Photoshop.

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Old 09-16-2007, 12:56 PM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

Whether we like it or not, Photoshop is King of the Hill for digital imagers. The main negative thing we can say about it is it costs too much. If its price was on par with Paint Shop Pro (etc.), chances are more would use Photoshop instead. On the positive side, it's got much more support than Paint Shop Pro (user base, plug-ins, events, training, etc.).

Of course it depends on what type of work you do. Even some of the free/OSS apps will fit the bill for most people. Photoshop provides power and flexibility for those doing high-end professional work, including artistic endeavors (compositing, etc.).

Serge65 mentioned Filter Forge. FF is very cool and unique, and totally different from Photoshop! It can stand on its own or run as a plug-in, creating a quality of textures and effects I haven't seen elsewhere. I'm a Mac user but run this Windows-only (for now) app in emulation. In issue 9 of my ezine (URL in sig) I show off some of its fire effects (from a filter contributed by a user).
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Ya know guys. Just because it all can be done in Photoshop doesn't mean it HAS to be done in Photoshop. Heck, I write all my own convolutions for blurring and sharpening.
I agree, the majority of third party plugins are based on the insides of Photoshop, but there are times when I am just to tired to run through a 15 step sequence, or wonder why my action that I created to save me from doing that isn't working. A plugin comes in handy sometimes and does not make you any less a user of any program. Just means you know how to utilize your time and if you are on a project, your clients time.

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Old 09-17-2007, 04:53 AM
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Never heard of those two Digital Film Tools masking plugs before Chris, I'll look into them. I tried Fluid mask recently, and to be honest its just too slow to use. Most of the masking plugs Ive tried demos of are slower to me than using calculations or channel operations- so Ive always neglected them in the past.

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for those that hate to cut masks for color corrections will enjoy using Coco...
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