AKVIS SmartMask is an efficient selection tool that saves you time and is fun to use. Never before has selection been so simple! There are many occasions when you have to make a selection. When processing an image, you will often need to mark up an area to which an effect or a correction should be applied. Photo collage and photo montage creation requires thorough selection of objects. However, making selection can be a painstaking job because many objects don't have clearly defined edges and fade into the background. Just try selecting yourself on a group photo! AKVIS SmartMask makes even a difficult selection as easy as pie. Now, you can spend less of your time on selection of objects and more of it on creativity. The idea is so simple that you will feel like a child in drawing classes: there are two pencils (red and blue); you draw a line with the blue pencil inside the object you want to select (for example, yourself on a group photo), and with the red pencil - some lines outside the object, to define theareas that should be cut out (other guys on the photo).
The program miraculously reads your thoughts and makes the selection you want - understanding where the borders of the object end.
There are three modes tailored to different selection types: Sharp, Soft and Complex. For example, in the Soft mode a green pencil is added, that helps you to define difficult parts - fluff, hair, fur. In cases where the selected object stands against a background of a similar color range, or the object's edges are uneven, you can use the touch-up brush in the Complex mode.
The program even allows you to get rid of the color tint left on the cutout object by the environment. In most cases objects on a photo are not evenly lighted, the cutout object can have shades and colors reflected from the nearby objects. Such color shades can be absolutely inappropriate on a new background: for example, hair having a blue cast from the sky or a green shade from the trees, shadows of objects on the clothes. This mask tool helps to get rid of the unwanted color shades.
Business Use: Making selections takes up much time of the designer's working day. Use of SmartMask considerably increases his/her productivity. Your designer will be released from the boring work and will have more room for creativity and realization of his ideas.
In the tradition of our other products, SmartMask is yet another tool that is not only straightforward, but also fun to use. It makes the dull process of selection, which used to involve a lot of manual work with a lasso or the magic wand tool, an amusing job.
AKVIS SmartMask integrates into the image processing programs installed on your computer. The plug-in is compatible with Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, Corel Paint Shop Pro, etc.