Mask Pro 4, which offers advanced masking and selection tools for Photoshop, is now shipping. onOne Software says this is an upgrade to their popular digital image masking plug-in Mask Pro 3.
The company says Mask Pro 4 offers a better masking algorithm than is available in Photoshop alone, making it easy, for example, to separate a subject from its background even with fog, hair or glass; it creates super-accurate paths from a selection or mask without the jaggies that Photoshop leaves on sharp edges. This capability is essential for senior portraits, fashion and table-top catalog photographers.
onOne Software said Mask Pro 4 uses the concept of “keep colors” and “drop colors” chosen by the user and then based on those user selections, the applicationâ€™s algorithm will remove only those selected colors from an image. One of the strengths of Mask Pro 4 is that when a “drop color” is found in another pixel, Mask Pro 4’s powerful color decontamination technology will remove only that color value from the pixel, leaving that pixel (or pixels) semi-transparent. This eliminates the edge halo effect often seen when masking a transparent object or edge.
Mask Pro 4 has built-in videos to teach users how to best use its comprehensive toolset for masking a wide range of images.