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A Perfect Mask

Last week we blogged about how Parfect Layers 2 can help you create quality layers.

This week, we take a closer look at the new onOne Perfect Mask 5.

Perfect Mask 5 builds on the success of Mask Pro, which quickly established itself as one of the leading software packages for background editing and replacement. Using the best bits from Mask Pro, Perfect Mask 5 takes editing tools to the next level, automotaing many of the common tasks with increased accuracy.

Used as a standalone item, or intergrated into your existing Lightroom, Aperture or Photoshop workflow, Perfect Mask 5 makes selecting subjects and isolating backgrounds very straight-forward and easy.

Once the inital mask has been created using the automatic background removal tool, you then have the option to fine-tune and erase any further features you don’t want to appear. The process is made as simple as possible, but still retains a high-level of accuracy, even through complex objects such as hair or glass.

So what’s new features are available in Perfect Mask 5?

‘Keep and Erase’ Tools

This feature allows you to select the area you want to remove quickly. Rather than drawing around the edges of an area you want to remove, you simply brush the area instead. Perfect Mask 5 then automatically recognises similarly coloured textures and backgrounds, and replaces them with your choice of image or tone. As long as the background is consistent, this can be done in seconds.

Refine Tool

This features tackles the more complex aspects of an image, like tree branches or hair. As with the Keep and Erase feature, you just swipe the area you want refining and Perfect Mask 5 will do the rest. This ensures a high-level of detail remians in the image.

Background Library

As well as being able to load your own images, Perfect Mask 5 gives you a selection of background images to choose from.

Automatic Solid Background Removal

An ideal feature for green-screen shoots, Perfect Mask 5 allows you to detect a solid background colour and remove it automatically.

Flexible Previews

A new feature available in many of the new onOne packages, the preview option allows you to view your mask and original image side-by-side. This means that you can see the results of your masking in real-time, before applying directly.

Classic Workflows

This option gives you the ability to use tools that have become famililar to Mask Pro users in Perfect Mask 5 as well. This means you can combine the new features Perfect Mask 5 has to offer with the tried and trusted Mask Pro tools.

onOne Perfect Mask 5 will be in stock at the end of Novemeber. You can pre-order your copy here.

In the meantime, check the below video for more information on Perfect Mask 5.

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