I am using a Windows 10 PC with 16GB of memory. Last week I purchased DeNoise v. 3.4.2, Gigapixel and Sharpening from the Topaz Labs web page, and I just started using the programs. I am having difficulty using the Mask feature in DeNoise. I watched several YouTube tutorial videos, but I cannot duplicate what is shown on those videos. Perhaps they are for a different version of DeNoise. Here is the problem when I try to mask an area of a photo in DeNoise using the “Standard” model. I click on the Mask button under the photo in DeNoise. I then set the various parameters of the “Add” brush. Then I paint with that brush on an area of the photo which appear red to “Add” to that area. Then I don’t seem to be able to activate (apply) the change under the red overlay. Some of the tutorials show an “Apply Mask” button, but I don’t see it on my DeNoise screen. There are two other buttons: “Update Preview” and “Apply.” If I use one or the other there is no effect on the image and the box on the lower left of the photo on the left still shows “Standard Not updated.”
- Could you please tell me specifically the sequence of steps to use the mask feature and why I have been unsuccessful in using it. I assume I am doing something wrong.
- Where is the “Apply Mask” button? I cannot find it on my screen. How do I activate the Maks application?
- What do the “Update Preview” and “Apply” buttons do, once I paint portions of the screen red with the brush?
- Once I use the mask feature, how do I close it down so I can use DeNoise on the whole photo, that is, so that the red overlay no longer appears on the photo?