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Old 09-27-2009, 10:15 AM
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Topaz Remask problem using

I have just downloaded the trial version of Remask, but I can't get it to work. I get the error message "could not complete the Topaz command because no layer mask channel is found. This plug in needs a layer mask channel"
As far as i can see, I've done it right. I've opened a photo, duplicated the layer, added a layer mask to the copy etc... What am I doing wrong ???
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:03 AM
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Re: Topaz Remask problem using

don't bother its crap like all the other masking filters.
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:30 AM
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Re: Topaz Remask problem using

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I have just downloaded the trial version of Remask, but I can't get it to work. I get the error message "could not complete the Topaz command because no layer mask channel is found. This plug in needs a layer mask channel"
As far as i can see, I've done it right. I've opened a photo, duplicated the layer, added a layer mask to the copy etc... What am I doing wrong ???
Well, I had a similar problem, you should be in the channels palette.
1. open image 2. dup image and add mask 3 go to channels palette, paint with 50% grey on new mask around edges, fill with black what you don't want to keep, fill with white what you want to keep. 4. click on PROCESS actionstep and you are done. Hope it helps
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:35 PM
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Re: Topaz Remask problem using

check this out...

http://www.topazlabs.com/remask/howfast.php
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Old 09-27-2009, 12:37 PM
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Re: Topaz Remask problem using

sorry...this one....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJPGv6ev-2s
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Old 09-27-2009, 01:40 PM
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Re: Topaz Remask problem using

Thanks for replying but it doesn't help. I've seen the videos (and others), but still it does the same. I haven't even got as far as getting asked for the license key yet. I just get the error message "could not complete the Topaz command because no layer mask channel is found." all the time.
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Old 09-27-2009, 02:00 PM
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Re: Topaz Remask problem using

Look here:

http://www.topazlabs.com/blog/using-...1/#comment-874
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:02 PM
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Re: Topaz Remask problem using

Now I get "procEngine: error code:-1000"
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Old 09-27-2009, 03:07 PM
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Re: Topaz Remask problem using

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Now I get "procEngine: error code:-1000"
check your RAM, it may cause this prob

Comment by Louise on September 27, 2009 @ 6:45 am
I keep getting procEngine:errorcode:-1000 . I’m running CS4 on a Windows XP machine.
a Windows and Mac version.

@Louise: It looks like a memory problem. support[at]topazlabs.com would be better at handling this type of thing than me, but to start, try first reducing your Photoshop RAM in the Photoshop Preferences to about 60%. If that doesn’t work, try increasing to 85%. (Restart Photoshop after each try.)
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Old 09-27-2009, 11:35 PM
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Re: Topaz Remask problem using

All, download the free companion action from Topaz. I used it today (see here for my own custom examples and a link to the action). It set up the layer mask without a problem.

Just check the plug-in's documentation and you'll be good in minutes. And using the action, you can disregard some of the instructions since it does the work for you. I would just like to see the action choose the 50% gray brush color off the bat; I suppose one could modify it to do so.

I think you can ignore Lazyfruit; ReMask does a great job (I have ALL the top masking plug-ins) and ReMask was the most satisfying and least annoying to use ;-). And the cheapest of the commercial ones!
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