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Old 09-13-2007, 08:35 AM
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Must Have Plugins?

Anyone have any P.S. plugins or additional software they couldn't live without for retouching?
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:49 AM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

What kinds of retouch work are you doing? Glamour, restoration, etc.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:50 AM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

mostly glamour I'd say
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:51 AM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

neat image comes in handy, also genuine fractals helps with blowing up files.

i also like the eye candy, kpt, alien skin stuff for illustration work.

but i never liked any 3rd party masking stuff, i always found masking with channels and stuff alot better. Easier to manipulate then tying to hit a perfect mask with 1 shot. Even ps's extract does the same thing as 3rd party stuff.
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Old 09-13-2007, 08:58 AM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

While I don't find it essential, it is a nice addition to an arsenal. I too prefer calculations and apply image to masking, but EZ Mask or power Mask by Digital Film Tools are very good at what they do.

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Old 09-13-2007, 04:28 PM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

Noise Ninja is a cool plug-in to have and works quite well to clean up digital noise and unwanted "film grain." Check it out

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Old 09-13-2007, 04:54 PM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

There really isn't a single plug-in that's a "must have". Anything plug-ins are able to do, it can be done better in Photoshop. The only time that I find them useful is when quantity before quality. I did use Fluid Mask to knock out hundreds of product images in a fairly short time. Although all the masks still needed refinement, but they were acceptable for that particular project.
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:46 PM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

For color correction I first turn to iCorrect Edit Lab Pro, which usually does a great job in one click on a neutral area. For noise reduction, Imagenomic Noiseware. For masking, EZ Mask or Power Mask. For wild stuff, Alien Skin apps (as mentioned by KR1156).

The bottom line is, do you have both the chops and the time to do this work manually using native Photoshop tools? If no, that is why plug-ins exist ;-).
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Old 09-14-2007, 11:06 PM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

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Old 09-15-2007, 11:40 AM
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Re: Must Have Plugins?

Just a couple for me http://www.neatimage.com and also the actions from http://www.1clickactions.com
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