Detailed Cutout

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MalcolmP
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Detailed Cutout

Postby MalcolmP » Tue Nov 08, 2005 9:49 am

Is there a (preferably free) plugin anywhere that will allow me to cutout fine detail on a photo, such as between hair, or between the leaves on a tree. For Windows.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:00 am

Sorry, but I don't know any free plugin that lets you do that with a good quality.

Often the masking tools in Photoshop or other applications are sufficient for most masking tasks. If you want more, have a look at Mask Pro from http://www.ononesoftware.com/

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Thanks

Postby MalcolmP » Wed Nov 09, 2005 8:55 am

Their site contains a Trial Version and its very good. Thank you.

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Postby HaraldHeim » Wed Nov 09, 2005 11:14 am

There are some other commercial mask plugin, e.g. Corel KnockOut or Vertus Fluid Mask. I never liked KnockOut, but Fluid Mask (www.vertustech.com) looks interesting.

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Detailed Cutout

Postby plugsnpixels » Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:46 am

Yes, as Harald said, Fluid Mask is among the top contenders (Windows version coming). See examples (especially my flower shots!) at http://www.plugsnpixels.com/fluidmask.html . Those who are looking for a pro cutout tool can get a $10 discount through my site.

It works on the same principle as OnOne's Mask Pro, which I don't have examples for at the moment (but you can download an earlier PDF article I did from http://www.canvangelist.com/reviews.html (under Extensis heading). I don't like Corel's KnockOut at all (you have to draw an inside AND outside selection--might as well use the Lasso tool yourself!).
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