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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Best Extraction Method (+ Corel RANT)


So, I have been using Corel's Knockout 2.0 on Photoshop CS2 for several years. In fact, I keep CS2 loaded *only* for this purpose. I use CS3 for my regular workflow.

I go to extract a background from a photo shoot on my chromakey and get the error "Cannot Invoke Knockout".

WTF?

I get online chat support with Corel and they inform me that I *must* upgrade to Paint X4 or something.

I am all for upgrading when *I* want to, but to "deactivate" my purchased program is INSANE.

I am now worried about the 2012 Honda Element. Where will I be stranded when my 2007 Element stops working?


Ok, enough rant. What other programs (other than Primatte) do you like? Cost certainly a factor.

I am on an iMac

thanks!

greg



Apr 16, 2012 at 05:39 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Best Extraction Method (+ Corel RANT)


I use this
http://www.topazlabs.com/remask/



Apr 16, 2012 at 06:04 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Best Extraction Method (+ Corel RANT)


Did Knockout require any online activation? I don't recall that it did. Further, Corel's own product page says the plugin works with Photoshop, so it's unlikely that Corel somehow sabotaged your software.

Try a reinstall.



Apr 16, 2012 at 08:42 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Best Extraction Method (+ Corel RANT)


OnOne just updated theirs - so it may be worth checking out.
You can download a 30-Day trial too.

I bought the complete suite 6.0 but have yet to try it out.

Link here:
http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/suite/perfect-mask/?ind





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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Best Extraction Method (+ Corel RANT)


I use channel masking in Photoshop. We don't buy knock out programs anymore. The last one we bought was too technical so we just went back to pen tool and channel masking images. And it's worked very well for us.


Apr 23, 2012 at 04:47 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Best Extraction Method (+ Corel RANT)


Nothing beats Fluid Mask, and it even beats doing channel masking with Apply Image/Calculations commands for really tough extraction tasks.

http://www.vertustech.com/



Apr 23, 2012 at 05:00 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Best Extraction Method (+ Corel RANT)


Actually, we bought fluid mask and for what we do it was totally frustrating to use. We COB sports action from actual games.


Apr 24, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Best Extraction Method (+ Corel RANT)


some top-level retouching studios that i happen to know exclusively rely on fluid mask to handle the toughest jobs. yes, it requires some learning curve for tough masking; but, imho it's worth the effort.


Apr 24, 2012 at 01:31 AM





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