Mask Pro 3 or is there a better masking program?

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by +++Bobby \O\+++, Mar 8, 2005.

  1. I'm still looking for better tutorials for Mask Pro 3 -- or is there a
    better program out there to mask out backgrounds? The tutorials for Mask
    Pro 3 are woefully lacking. Thanks...
    +++Bobby \O\+++, Mar 8, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Quick Mask plus a brush in PS
    Hecate, Mar 8, 2005
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  3. This isn't a solution for hair and other fine intricacies.
    +++Bobby \O\+++, Mar 9, 2005
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    edjh Guest

    I am partial to Knockout 2, but usually it's doable with the tools in
    Photoshop. Even for wispy hair. Look at the channels and find the one
    with the best contrast. Duplicate it and enhance the contrast with
    Levels and try to get the hair against the opposing background.

    It varies from image to image.
    edjh, Mar 9, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    No, it isn't but then, nor are the paid for solutions such as Mask Pro
    of that thing made by Corel whose name escapes me <g>

    You use other techniques for hair. Hair wasn't mentioned in the OP's
    question - backgrounds were.
    Hecate, Mar 9, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    Ah, that's the name I was trying to think of.

    Yes. I'm always a believer in finding ways to do things in PS where
    other solutions don't add anything to the tools I already have. Why
    spend money when you don't need to? :)
    Hecate, Mar 9, 2005
  7. I'll try what you suggested - but hair usually picks up color from the
    background and I thought some of the other programs were good at doing this.
    Also, I thought they were better at semi-transparent object like glass,
    bubbles, some see-through fabrics, etc.
    +++Bobby \O\+++, Mar 9, 2005
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    Hecate Guest

    It's more about technique and patience than anything you can buy.
    Hecate, Mar 10, 2005
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    edjh Guest

    Knockout 2 is rather good at this but the learning curve is steep.
    edjh, Mar 12, 2005
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