The professional choice for quality masking, Fluid Mask 3 is industry recognised for excellence.
Fantastic Results Professional super fine mask selections mean complex hair blending is a breeze, delivering fantastic results.
Faster Than Ever Image processing time is dramatically reduced, with features such as patch technology, saved workspace settings and more.
Targetted Edge Detection and Blending Fluid Mask 3 gives you easy to use tools to isolate difficult areas - making the tricky parts, easy!
The #1 Still-Image Masking Tool • Visual Image Segmentation lets you create super-fine mask selections with ease. • Advanced Edge Blending takes the hard work out of tricky selections like wispy hair, trees, glass & translucent fabrics. • Patch Specific Technology to target the most complex areas. • Stored Workspace Settings allows you to process complete studio runs with ease.
Fluid Mask can pay for itself in just 40 cut-outs. Test We tested the Fluid Mask cut-out plug-in against most cut-out methodologies using a selection of images. We didn't include images which others can't handle (such as complex lattices). The tester is a graphic artist with 15 years' experience and is proficient in all cut-out methodologies.
We found that: • 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.
We concluded that across a wide range of use cases Fluid Mask was at least 3x faster than using alternative methodologies.
We also concluded that Fluid Mask pays for itself in one job if the task is to cut out complex lattices such as bicycles, vegetation, hair, fur, arials...
How quickly will Fluid Mask pay for itself for "normal" images? Firstly, there is no such thing as a normal image! But making the following assumptions: • Fluid Mask is 3x faster • The average cut out (not using Fluid Mask) takes 1/2 an hour • A graphic designer costs $40 per hour all in
We can draw the following "back of the envelope" calculations: These bald numbers do not include the benefits of: • Enhanced cut-out happiness using our satisfying tool! • Discovering a wider universe of images to be cut out • Great effects..
Minimum System Requirements
Mac & Windows • XGA (1024x768) 24-bit (millions of colours) display • 512MiB RAM (1GiB recommended) • 250MB of available hard-disk space • CD-ROM drive (only necessary for boxed version) • Web connection or email access for product activation
Mac • PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor • Mac OS X Tiger v10.4.11, Leopard v10.5.8, Snow Leopard v10.6.2, or later
Windows • 1GHz processor • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3, Vista Service Pack 2, or later,Windows 7 & Windows 8
Fluid Mask 3 as a Photoshop plug-in: • Adobe Photoshop Elements, CS2, CS3, CS4 or CS5. • Adobe Photoshop CS6 including x86 and x64