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Whats the best plugin for masking in PS?

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:15 AM
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Re: Whats the best plugin for masking in PS?

Creativeretouch, its not shown in any videos I have seen but if you check the Show Radius box, change the View to Overlay and drag the Raduis slider up to some initial visible value, then you can use the brush to paint over the finest hair or detail around the transition area.
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Old 10-26-2010, 11:34 AM
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Re: Whats the best plugin for masking in PS?

Yes, I think I understand - you can paint with the brush and Photoshop will calculate it for you. Unfortunately I am not able to try it now.

Here you have a sample video about masking in Mask Pro:

http://www.ononesoftware.com/univers...lt-backgrounds

and more videos here:

http://www.ononesoftware.com/univers...oducts/maskpro

You do not use any automatic functions, you have full manual control over your work.

But as I said, I did not try it ...

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Old 10-26-2010, 11:58 AM
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Re: Whats the best plugin for masking in PS?

In CS5 the brushes allow you to control what gets included or not and you can undo and redo. All of the other controls allow you to control edge softness, contrast, expansion, contraction, and color decontamination. I find the integration with the new background as well as all of the other views (Transparency, on white, on black, etc) allow you to better preview the result. Output opens are more flexible (selection, mask, layer + mask, etc) and the ability to go back in and refine the mask once you have clicked OK makes for an efficient work flow.
I have used the 3rd party plugins and standalones but have gravitated almost exclusively to CS5. It just works better for me.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:20 PM
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Re: Whats the best plugin for masking in PS?

I agree, Adobe is integrating all third party plugins inside Photoshop which is good way and only way. But I have paid for those plugins already and I miss only 64-bit processor support and possibility to have better control over brushes. But this is not about this post
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Old 10-26-2010, 04:18 PM
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Re: Whats the best plugin for masking in PS?

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I agree, Adobe is integrating all third party plugins inside Photoshop...
Some perhaps, but definitely not all. Might make an interesting comparison chart though!
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Old 10-26-2010, 05:31 PM
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Re: Whats the best plugin for masking in PS?

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Santoro, the video called Advanced Masking With Photoshop CS5 will show you Refine Edge on a very complicated background. Here is a link:
http://tv.adobe.com/show/the-russell-brown-show/
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That looks great. Thanks for the link!
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