I just bought Deke McClelland's book Channels & Masks one-on-one. It contains a bunch of installation instructions right in the introduction.
All is fine until I install the Channels & Masks panel. The Adobe Extension Manager accepts the installation and the extension seems properly installed.
However, after restarting PS, the new extension is not there. (Window -> Extensions -> a list but not Channels and Masks). Even restarting Windows doesn't help.
I use CS6, maybe that's the problem. Anyone else experienced the same? Or maybe Deke can help me out?
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I'm sorry to hear that you can't get that panel to work. The book was meant for Photoshop CS4, so I'm not surprised that the panel doesn't work. I checked through Deke's site to see if I could find any information on using it with CS6, but I didn't find any. I did find this note from Deke to folks that couldn't use the panel:
"The good news is that the book doesn't hinge on your having the C&M palette up and running. I created it after the main body of the book was written, so with the exception of the Preface, the text does not specifically reference it. "
So, you should be able to go through the book without it.
Sorry I don't have a better solution for you.
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