Phil Case wrote:Hi Everybody,
As usual, here are my big wishes -- maybe for Christmas 2014.
1. Lab color mode. At least include "Smart Curves" as a plug in.
2. A decent Curves dialog. I like the one in Corel PhotoPaint. It's superior to Curves in PhotoShop.
3. An interactive gradient tool like the ones in PhotoPaint and PhotoShop for painting on a layer mask. Compositing images in PSP is like stabbing in the dark.
4. It's no big deal, but the layer mask belongs below the layer that it controls. It's like a sheet of glass whose transparency controls how much of the image on top you see and how much transmits through from the other side.
Given (3) and (4) makes me wonder if anyone uses PSP to composite photos. (Montages which do not use a layer mask don't count for this.)
I like interactive Gradient tool, X5 beta has a graduate effect, but that is a like a effect, not work for me at all.
I use "selection" to composite photo a lot, select part I want, promote to new layer, or copy to other image. What is item 4 about? seems the way that mask works in X4 now. I edit mask layer a lot, PSPneed to improve those mask editing (feathering, expand, matting, ... ).