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Photpaint v8 - create Mask from Object

Photpaint v8 - create Mask from Object

(OP)
How do i turn off the 'anti-alias' feature when using the Menu Command - Mask | Create from Objects.

I am aware that using the Mask Flyout Tool has the ability to turn anti-aliasing off, however, i can't seem to find a way to turn it off when creating a Mask from Object.

Basically i have an anti aliased object (which needs to be anti aliased against a complex background) and then cut or copied from that back ground with the original anti aliasing intact, so it can be floated over a similar background.

My original plan was to create the mask from object, then flatten the image (combine).  then reload the mask and copy the selected area into a new image... however... as i said, when i use the menu command to Mask from Object, the object re-anti aliases itself against the new BG... instead of taking the old jags with it, which in this case i need it to do.

i tried various experiments using a simple object (the letter b) flattened onto a black BG, and then tried various methods of masking and copying it to a white BG.  the only way it works without re antialiasing is if i use the flyout and turn anti alias off.

the actual object and BG is complex so i 'want' to be able to simply hit Mask Create from Object, but i cant because i cant seem to find a way to turn off the anti aliasing.

thanks in advance!!

vic

RE: Photpaint v8 - create Mask from Object

(OP)
OK... oddly enough after spending hours trying to figure out a work around BEFORE my original post, i just figured out a decent work around UNTIL someone comes up with the real answer.

UNTIL SOMEONE SENDS AN EXACT ANSWER TO TURNING OFF ANTI-ALIASING IN 'MASK|CREATE FROM OBJECT', THE FOLLOWING WORKAROUND WILL DO THE TRICK:

Copy the object into a new window with any solid color background.  Flatten or combine the object into the BG.

Then, using the Wand or other Flyout Mask tool, turn off the anti-aliasing option and proceed to mask the object as needed.  Save that mask (without antialiasing) to disk.

Re-open the original image (with object on complex BG), load the saved mask and cut or copy the image out.  It will come out WITH the anti aliased jags from the complex BG.

While somewhat longer than what i wanted, its not prohibitive.  I still hope someone has a correct answer, though!

thx
vic

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