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Perfect Mask 5

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I have PSE 11 that I am working with plus PSE 9 (I fall back on till I conquer 11) and I have Photoshop CS4 (that I haven't ventured into yet) But I always seem to have trouble with masks so I downloaded a free trial of Perfect Mask 5 from onOne software thinking that it may be easier. I haven't had alot of time to work in it and I was wondering if anyone else had it or heard of it. And it it something worth investing in, considering the programs I already have? Or would it be better to just to try and learn more about masking with the programs I do have? I don't have money to waste if the programs will do just about the same.

 

Any opinion is appreciated. Thank you!

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What do you want to accomplish? Do you want it to do extractions? I have Fluid Mask (an older version, similar, it seems to the one you just got) and I've used it maybe three times. Now, I do a fair amount of extracting for my design work and really, I just do a better job of scanning or photographing things I want to extract and then I just do it in Photoshop. If you want to extract LOTS of people, then these types of programs might help you with the hair, but it still does take a LOT of time, even with the specific capabilities of these programs.

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I have the program and find it useful for complicated extractions - like lace, but I've found it leaves a lot of semi-transparent areas if you don't have a very clear color differentiation from the background. Anytime I use it, I still have to go in and do a lot of clean-up. I got a great deal on it at a class I was taking. Whether or not it is worth the investment depends a lot on how much extraction you do and what it is for.

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I can see that with you ladies help, this program isn't really going to be worth my investment. And I need to learn more about masking!! Thank you so much for your help and opinions. They have really helped me!!

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