Masking pictures

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Masking pictures

Postby Wolfy2hk » Sat Nov 17, 2007 9:29 am

does anyone know a good program on how you can do that, i tried fireworks but i gave up on tryiing to figure it out, does anyone know a simple program where i can do that using j-pegs and png.

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Postby JaddziaDax » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:35 am

for like pngs and jpg images: THE GIMP or Photoshop..

for video files: Sony Vegas or After Effects.

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Postby 808-buma » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:18 pm

JaddziaDax wrote:for like pngs and jpg images: THE GIMP or Photoshop..

for video files: Sony Vegas or After Effects.


or output them frame by frame and bring them into GIMP / Photoshop (that's how I do it :) )
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Postby CrackTheSky » Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:44 pm

JaddziaDax wrote:for like pngs and jpg images: THE GIMP or Photoshop..

for video files: Sony Vegas or After Effects.

I wouldn't recommend doing hardcore (i.e. lots of frame-by-frame stuff) masking in Vegas, its Pan/Crop function isn't frame-accurate. I'd recommend doing what buma suggests, it'll cause you much less of a headache.

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Postby DayWalker B. » Tue Nov 20, 2007 12:22 pm

CrackTheSky wrote:I wouldn't recommend doing hardcore (i.e. lots of frame-by-frame stuff) masking in Vegas, its Pan/Crop function isn't frame-accurate.


Pretty annoying thing indeed. :x

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Postby post-it » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:08 pm

.. you can pretty much forget about it if your using Corel/Ulead Video Studio 11 Pro & Corel PaintShopPro Photo XI with Corel's KnockOut 2 Plug-in .. unless you only want 23 frames at a time to turn-out correctly w/o using Layers.
.. its not frame by frame but with some of the mistakes it makes, you'd wish it would have been frame by frame T_T ( sniff sniff )

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Postby Knowname » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:02 am

I actually find frame by frame more annoying. maybe I was just doing it wrong. I was also in Premiere as well of coarse. But if you mess up ONE step in frame by frame EVERY consecutive frame will be off.

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Im starting to hate vegas 8.0...........

Postby coolfightuh » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:47 pm

yeah i cant find the masking option on vegas 8.0........

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Postby JaddziaDax » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:58 am

unless they changed it (which I doubt)

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if you don't have the check box in the second screen cap it's because you are using "Movie Studio" version which doesn't have the masking tool as an option.


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