I've been trying to use Photo-paint to accomplish the effect used in this photoshop tutorial to use channels to to mask difficult objects but I can't seem to find the right way to do this. I'm hoping someone can help me accomplish this effect in Photo-paint.
Thank you in advance for your input.
although it was not exactly same steps and commands, all what you need is an alpha channel. You can start on Image/split channelñs to RGB (or CMYK or what you need) choose the image with higher contrast, (you can edit it, crease contrast, adjust bright, erase portions, etc), then select all, copy and return to the original image.
Now, create an aplha channer (under the channels docker) then paste the image as the alpha channel. Accordingh of what you need maybe you need to invert the image (image menu / transform / invert) because you should remember that "black" on the alpha channel meand "hidden" while "white means "visible.
then you can save as TIF or CPT, then import to CorelDRAW.
Hey Ariel, I really appreciate your answer. Do you split it to channels first or do you work in the channels docker without splitting it?
I start with "split channels" becuase it create several duplicates of the image (one per channel), so i use the best (the most contrast), adjust as I need, select all, copy, then return to the original image (maybe you'll need to "revert to last saved" version, create a new Alpha channel and paste. According with the sample, I must invert this cjhannel only (image menu / transform / invert) in order to make the sky transparent.
Thanks Ariel, that's what i thought. I was pretty close. I really wish they would improve this workflow. It's so much easier in Photoshop.