Saturday, December 25, 2010
Topaz Remask 3
A few weeks ago, Topaz Labs released version 3 of ReMask, their extraction software. I watched the demo video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zrDGQdLCTA ) and downloaded a trial version.
I liked it well enough that I decided to get the plugin. The normal price is $69.99, but it's temporarily available for $49.99 until 1/1/11.
The sample shot above was done through ReMask 3 (in addition to compositing our son's face from another shot). The original shot is here:
Anyway, this isn't a terribly difficult extraction, but what I liked about Remask compared to the built-in extraction tools of Corel Paintshop Photo Pro X3 and Photoshop Elements 9 is Remask's intuitive interface and its ability to extract translucent objects (like wedding veils).
I suggest checking out the demo video to see what it's about. If you're interested in it, consider the entire bundle (use Neil van Niekerk's referral code "planetneil" to get 15% off). I was not that impressed with the other components of the bundle, so I just got Remask by itself. To get $20 off Remask, use the code "supermask."