frequency separation - add?

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Postby Doug.S » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:52 pm

Suggestion: since frequency separation (FS) is a valuable tool in the arsenal, Can you add some or all of the capabilities to generate the masks in CM?

I realize actions can be done in Ps and FS requires layers and CM may not be able to handle a set of layers....

but mask creation and export for use in Ps might add a new feature in CM to gain more users since FS seems hard to use by many people and an "easy" tool/masks might be valuable.  And some means on non-destructible adjustments may be needed to maximize use; even if it perhaps used smart layers in Ps.


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Postby ggroess » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:26 pm

CM does respect the layers in PS and can be used as a smart filter on a layer. 
I'll nudge Mike to look at this but, CM does export a channel as a mask as a flat image copy to the clip board to be pasted to layer masks. 

CM can handle a set of layers from outside as a stack from PS but not from within CM as separate layers in the module.  Some things are best left to PS.


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Postby -default » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:36 pm

The examples of Frequency separation that I'm familiar uses two or more layers, with differing levels of detail in the various layers.  There are no masks involved.  So I guess I'm not sure exactly what you would want CM to accomplish.

I've often thought of a mask exporter plugin, but it would be separate from CM, and not built-in. 

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Postby Doug.S » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:08 pm


I did not know about how much CM could do with layers and smart objects etc.....will look deeper.

Somehow I was thinking the image detail layers in Ps for hi and lo freq. could be either created with or adjusted with a mask....but now that you mention that Ps uses filters on gray filled layers, I may be wrong about a CM feature to help with FS work.

Thanks for replying.


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