For removing unwanted backgrounds, Mask Pro 4.1 is the Photoshop plugin recommended by Advanced Photoshop magazine. Mask Pro 4.1 allows you to cut out a subject from the background by assigning keep and drop colors and simply painting away the background. Mask Pro 4.1 makes it easy to create masks, selections and clipping paths on difficult subjects like hair, glass and fog all in real-time.
If you are new to masking and the subject is a little daunting, fear not. Mask Pro 4.1 includes several built-in tutorials that allow you to quickly learn how to mask even the most complex image.
- Maintain transparency in hard to mask objects like hair, smoke & glass with our color decontamination technology.
- Mask Pro includes 12 tools to mask everything from large backgrounds to the finest details in hard to mask areas.
- Works with 8-bit and 16-bit images in Photoshop CS2, Photoshop CS3 and Photoshop CS4.
When masking an image, you may need more than one tool to get the job done. That’s why Mask Pro 4.1 provides a complete collection of tools that help you take on the toughest masking project. Included are tools such as the Magic Brush which will remove colors while maintaining transparency as well as touch up tools like the Chisel which will help you get the edges of your image perfect without any edge halos at all.
If you have ever spent time creating masks or cutting a subject out of a background you know that the background color is picked up in the edge of the foreground subject as a reflection or halo. This halo effect will prevent your subject from blending with a new background in a realistic looking way. With Mask Pro 4.1’s color decontamination technology and touch up tools, halos are a thing of the past.
Masking images that contain hair can be tricky and often frustrating. It is difficult to use a tool that relies on edge detection to mask something like hair or other thin or transparent subjects.
As a plug-in for Photoshop, Mask Pro 4.1 works differently by using color instead of edges. This allows it to easily create a mask that preserves the details you want and even removes unwanted ambient color contamination caused by reflections and transparency. Mask Pro 4.1 actually paints away the colors that you do not want in your image, leaving a natural transition between the subject and background.