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Export Masks as alpha channels

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  • FirstName LastName

    I found this workaround but it is a little sketchy 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OU4KiwICqQ

    I am a professional retoucher and would also love this feature!

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  • Den Denyer

    Just spent another 30 minutes in Photoshop fighting their lacklustre "Select Subject" masking tool, capture one *NAILS IT* almost every time.

    Please please please please please let us include layer masks as PSD alpha channels. Please. The C1 AI masking is next level wizardry, it's agony not being able to (quickly) spread the magic to Photoshop..

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  • Walter Rowe
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    Den Denyer – what features would you need in Capture One to never have to go to Photoshop?

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  • Den Denyer

    I don't believe C1 was ever pitched as a replacement for a pixel level editor, I have to restore and repair paper backdrops & correct outfits and skin on the regular which is something that C1 wasn't, isn't, and IMO shouldn't be pitched at. Be nice if I could hit a button and have the backdrops decreased, colour unified and edge extended, but we're talking magic fairy dust here!

    Aware that people will need to go and push pixels in SomeOtherTool at some point, easing that step into the PIxel Pusher would be a good focus, for me the current pain points are:

    • C1 layer masks to PSD Alphas (This thread's suggestion)
    • Typed text in C1 annotations, appearing in PSD as raster text in annotation layer / PSD Notes (Lodged elsewhere)
    • Ability to export with KEYWORDS as a filename component. Oh gods the workaround is a right faff.

    A little off piste there, and all 3 issues are already present on the forum somewhere, so all one can do is sit tight and hope..

    In fact if I might, I'd say C1 needs to focus on Colour tools above pixel editing tools, things like a SAT-SAT curve, or an AB Matrix editor, or some way to focus any tool at all on Neutrals! (Also an "improve C1" thread elsewhere). One only needs to look at "3D LUT Creator" for inspiration on how to provide greater control over colour.

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  • Den Denyer

    (Seriously the C1 AI masking is so far ahead of Adobe's it actually hurts to have to use the PS tools right now, Hats off to the C1 Engineers for this one!!)

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  • Luca Gaidano

    IT WOULD BE GREAT IF YOU COULD EXPORT CAPTURE ONE MASKS AND LAYERS TO EXTERNAL SYSTEMS LIKE Photoshop

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  • FirstName LastName

    I am in product testing (free month) for separations application. I would buy it and recommend it if it could do this export masks into psd. 

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  • robert bedson

    I would find it very advantageous if C1 could export to a psd file with the layers, not the adjustments.

    So if I removed the background in C1 the output file would have the background layer and the mask layer, So the image would just be the subject. The background transparent, then Photoshop needed to put in the new background 

    Currently the subject would be on a white background, needing Photoshop to do the masking again, but the PS masking is not as great as the C1 masking

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