Vertus Fluid Mask software gives you advanced tools for cutting out highly complex images with absolute precision. Fluid Mask makes life easier for everyone who needs to mask or cut out images by offering an intuitive, accurate and fast approach to the task.
Whether you are an Illustrator, Photographer, Graphic Artist, Designer or Picture Editor, Fluid Mask will save you time and money. Masks, selections and clipping paths that can take hours to create properly in an image editor like Adobe Photoshop come down to minutes or seconds with Fluid Mask. It creates perfect edges, no stray pixels, no haloes and gives you a perfect cut-out every time.
Whether you are creating layouts for books, cut-outs for product photography, or supplying images for advertising and marketing, Fluid Mask is an essential tool for saving you time and effort, speeding up your workflow, and increasing your throughput.
Masking is the process of selecting and then erasing parts of an image. Typically, you select the parts of the image you want to keep and then erase the areas you want to delete. You can then blend this cut-out seamlessly onto a second image — for example, placing a new sky or background image behind a tree, or placing a picture of a golfer about to take a shot onto a desert so it looks like they are in the world’s largest bunker!
To mask an image in most image editors, you use a selection tool to isolate the part of the image you want to keep, and erase the rest. This might seem like an easy task, but in fact, it is time consuming and difficult to get a good result. Images with complex backgrounds are very difficult to cut out well and you are often left with bits of background color that can create an unrealistic or exaggerated halo effect around the edge.
Fluid Mask uses breakthrough technology that mimics the way your eyes, optic nerves and brain process visual information to analyze your image for changes in texture and color, detecting even subtle edges, to divide the image into areas or ‘objects’ containing similar visual properties. You can then use the tools provided to quickly paint and fill these segments in a process as simple as painting by numbers.
Note: Throughout this guide, you will see Top Tip icons. These highlight useful tips and alternative ways of doing things that can help you to create great cutouts.