LenC

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  1. Thanks. I have achieved the most consistent results by using Merge Visible plus Rasterise to Mask. There still seems to be some inconsistency with how the layers behave for me; for example I found that just selecting a layer changed the displayed image appearance even though the check boxes were not touched (the change was sometimes irreversible if I remember correctly).
  2. I want to mask some overexposed sky behind trees in order to replace the sky from another layer. (I will hand retouch the mask when I get it.) After selecting the image, I add a threshold adjustment layer and set the threshold to differentiate the sky. The image looks like what I want my mask to be - sky white, rest black. But with the same layer selected, invoking the menu Layer..Rasterise to mask or plain Rasterise apparently does nothing - there is no change in the threshold image image. If I option-click on the adjustment layer thumbnail, the display is all white, not the thresholded image. Threshold layer is above the pixel layer on which it is based. Moving or nesting it does not change much. Can provide screen grabs of studio if you think it will be helpful.
  3. This is only a step, but the following video is by someone who has LR and AP integrated. You might be able to reach the maker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyfZHa8E0Xg
  4. I’m beginning to realize that healing and cloning (also mask painting) require different settings. I recently viewed some PS videos on brush behavior and found that, beyond the size and hardness, there are a bunch of settings including opacity, flow, and blend mode that affect the new pixels. Could someone suggest the principal useful settings for a few common situations? And related mouse brushing technique: single, overlaid (back and forth continuous), or repeated strokes. Help discusses the options but not much about how to use them. If this has been discussed here, please provide link.
  5. Some additional info: I repeated the stitch on the three trees/sky files above, and it behaved pretty normally, displaying the progress bar and taking a few seconds to do the full render. But when I checked 'inpaint missing areas' before the same step, my activity monitor memory pressure display went from green to yellow to all red. I could not call up the force quit function and did a hard reset after about 10 minutes.
  6. I have been having panorama peculiar behavior for the first time and crashes today. When stitching two panoramas the progress window displayed but the blue bar was not. On stitching a third the program more or less locked, consuming much CPU activity and overloading memory, unresponsive for several minutes. After forcing quit, the UI came up looking rather different. Similar behavior on rebooting and retrying. What information can I contribute to helping solve the problem? Each lockup consumes a good deal of time to stop and reboot. I'm attaching the three most problematic files, though something happened with the earlier ones that affected the progress display. AP 1.5.1, OS 10.12.3, Mac mini late 2012 8 GB
  7. Wonderful, exactly what I was hoping for! I didn't think to look for this since it wasn't mentioned in the PDF help I was looking at. Rotation is behaving correctly now. Will post a note elsewhere if issues recur.
  8. Transform is almost the answer. Mousing the slider to rotate the image is too coarse; needs a modifier key to reduce the rotation to (say) one tenth the default. Also on first tries the panel behaves unexpectedly: does not always rotate around the selected point; canvas drifts rather than rotates; selected (duplicate) layer twice disappeared.
  9. Could one set up a macro to rotate a small amount, say half a degree, and then run it on the enlarged image that doesn't show the handles?
  10. That is, the control handles are not visible. I'm trying for a precise rotation.
  11. I feel a need for writing that includes a level of principles underlying the details of how you do it. What one is trying to achieve using BW or gray masks, blending and combining separate images, modulating color selectively, many principles that would apply to a variety of situations.
  12. It's supposed to work thus: select tool, drag the square so it covers the red eye and a little more, and release.
  13. Thanks for your answer. I hadn't thought of that since I assumed a pixel layer was already rasterized. On the second question, I'm just trying to increase my understanding of how the app operates on the layers. I often find myself stuck and unable to fix something because I haven't grasped these basic digital operations.
  14. Surely there's a simple way to do this? And what about other conversions allowed or prohibited? I think I understand image to pixels and algorithm rasterized to pixels. Could someone provide a quick summary of useful conversions and how to do them? What's the same in Photoshop and anything different.
  15. I thought I saw this link once but can't find it now.