Extract Tool

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by darkman, Dec 10, 2010.

  1. darkman

    darkman Guest

    Does anyone know why Adobe didn't include the Extract tool in CS4 and
    later? I got used to it in CS3 and found it pretty handy, though far
    from perfect. Are there plans for bringing it back in some form? Just
    curious.

    Rocketman
     
    darkman, Dec 10, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    Dunno why Adobe made the decision, but if you want to use the Extract
    tool, just go to a previous version of Photoshop with this feature,
    copy the Extract tool file, and drop it in CS4 in the same hierarchy
    position. I did from Photoshop 7.0.
     
    tony cooper, Dec 10, 2010
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    SumWan Guest

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    darkman Guest

    darkman, Dec 10, 2010
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    Drogon Guest

    the transfer also works with CS5
    make sure it is placed in proper folder
    Plug-ins ....filters
     
    Drogon, Dec 11, 2010
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    Joel Guest

    I have looked at the Extract Tool of earlier version of Photoshop
    (probably the 1st and 2nd release) and not impress with the result.

    I would suggest you to spend more time learning the Quick Mask (Layer Mask
    is usually the best option), and if you really want to take advantage of
    plug-in for quick, lacking Masking skill, or you have lot of photo to mask
    then I would suggest the Vertus Fluid Mask which is a very good plug-in.

    The company seems to lower the price, fixing the annoying registration
    etc.. (I am not 100% sure). But I have tested the Fuild Mask couple years
    ago and it is/was a good plug-in. I don't use plug-in but testing to learn
    what Photoshop is capable of (I can learn something by seeing what other
    does)

    IOW, the Photoshop's Extract Tool isn't that good, it may be ok for some
    newbie to mess with it, but I wouldn't recomment to regular user to use it.
     
    Joel, Dec 19, 2010
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    tony cooper Guest

    While I copied Extract Tool from 7.0 to CS4, I rarely use it. I
    prefer to work with a layer mask. However, I can understand someone
    getting used to a tool and wanting to be able to continue to use it.
    At $149, it's not even the best masking add-on.
     
    tony cooper, Dec 19, 2010
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    Joel Guest

    If you have lot of added-on to mask out, then $150 may worth the $$$. IOW,
    I am looking at using $$ to make $$$$$$$ here, not just for folk staring at
    the plug-in for nothing.

    And if you know it well enough then you may find that it's one of the very
    best masking plug-in. The other plug-in you may want to take a look at is
    EZ-Mask which is simpler and work quite well with flying hair. They both
    work little different than each other, and if I have to pick then I would go
    with Fluid Mask.

    EZ-Mask works as Layer Mask instead of masked layer, but if you know
    Photoshop well enough then you should be able to (simulate) do the similar.
     
    Joel, Dec 22, 2010
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