Masking images is a tedious task. Who would have thought that this bride decides to want a green background when we just shot a series of photos in front of a blue background? Who would have thought the photographer would leave so early? Now it’s your turn, again. Does this remind you of the smoke scenery from last year, where you were also asked to exchange the background? What do these people think? Photo manipulation is as easy as one-two-three? Well, they may have been wrong to think so in the past. But today, we’ve got Fluid Mask. And with Fluid Mask, it actually is as easy as one-two-three. You need not tell them, though. Let’s keep it a secret…
You might probably think, you and your Photoshop are great chums and you know your ways around. This may be true, but still, Fluid Mask will convince you. Fluid Mask makes photo manipulation much easier and when I say much I mean it. Especially in situations where you need not only cut out a black car from white background, but a tanned lady with wild hairstyle from a beach background, you will find that Fluid Mask literally saves your immaculate reputation.
Fluid Mask by Versus lives in your Photoshop from CS2 up (Elements supported as well) and as such works in Windows and Mac OS alike. Normally you would have to shell out 149 $ to get your hands on a two-machine-license. Our Deal Of The Week by Mighty Deals takes 55% out of that price and lets you grab Fluid Mask for merely 67 $.
Watch the following video for a short, yet gripping first impression of the product:
Fluid Mask 3 Highlights:
- Highly Professional Results
Thanks to the easy-to-use Fluid Mask tool, you’ll quickly be making real professional super fine mask selections on your photos. We’re talking about things like complex hair blending, a camouflaged frog or an iconic tree in a forest.
- Save Tons of Time
With all of Fluid Mask 3’s incredibly powerful tools, you’ll find yourself finishing your masking selections faster than normal. Thanks to features like saved workspace settings and patch technology, the image processing time is massively reduced.
- Visual Image Segmentation
Just like the human eye, Fluid Mask can break your image down into segments of similar properties. That makes it a breeze to create super-fine mask selections for your projects.
- Colors are No Object
With the Color Workspace and Color Sample, you won’t have to worry about super busy backgrounds or color combinations on your main subject. It’s still super simple to make your fine color-based mask selections.
- Create Your Own Edges
If all the other powerful features of Fluid Mask 3 still aren’t enough for you (like the flexible image segmentation and resolution controls), there are plenty more tricks up this tool’s sleeve. Not happy with some of the edges of your cut-out image? No problem, you can easily add your own edges anywhere you’d like.
- Edge Blending and Detection
Not all edges are created equal. That goes for within the same image. Good thing Fluid Mask 3 knows that and can comprehend the width and morphology of any edge. With intelligent blending, the tool gets as close as possible to pulling out the image’s true character. You can also isolate difficult areas of an image and apply alternate selections with new edges.
- Complex Blending Tools
Looking to blend just a small area of your image within a patch? Simply adjust blending parameters for the local image to handle it differently than the rest of the image.
- Store Your Workspace Settings
If you’re constantly adjusting the overall settings, then simply go ahead and tailor the default settings to fit your needs. You can even go so far as to easily process complete studio runs. Another option is to adjust the working resolution of your segmentation processing. That way you can make bigger and smoother sections and ignore a lot of the smaller details without any worry of losing image quality.
- Mac & PC Compatible
Fluid Mask 3 is completely compatible with Mac OSX and Windows. It works with Adobe Photoshop CS6 in 32 and 64-bit formats.
- Up to 3X Faster Than Standard Methods
When tested against regular mask tools, Fluid Mask 3 was an average of 3x faster.
- On simple images consisting of sharp edges and contrasting backgrounds, Fluid Mask was on average 50% faster than using other methodologies.
- On hard images involving defocused edges / hair but contrasting backgrounds, Fluid Mask was approximately 3x faster.
- On hard images with easy edges but similar foregrounds and backgrounds, Fluid Mask was 4x faster.
- On very hard images involving hair / defocused edges and similar foregrounds and backgrounds, Fluid Mask was 6x faster.
Fluid Mask Interface Screenshots:
Before and After Examples:
Pricing or what Others might Call so:
Shut up and take my money, was what I was yelling, when I found out about that deal. How much would you pay to finish your work 3x faster? I know my answer to that question, but I won’t tell Versus. They might go and advance the price then…
You’d normally pay $149 for Fluid Mask 3, which would more than pay for itself on just your first project. But, with this Mighty Deal, yet for a limited time only, you can get Fluid Mask 3 for just $67! That’s more than 50% off the regular price!
Click here and we’ll get you over to Mighty Deals in a smooth, fluid move…
Dieter Petereit is Noupe's Editor-In-Chief and a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called webdesign and has carried on ever since. Almost a decade ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. Dieter is a heavy G-Plusser, so why not meet him over there?