Vertus Touts Fluid Mask 3 As Fastest Masking Tool Today

Vertus Fluid Mask 3 Masking Software

Vertus has launched the public beta of its Fluid Mask 3 “for rapid, powerful and intuitive masking and high-quality image blending.”

Fluid Mask claims worldwide acclaim as the fastest and most accurate masking tool on the market. With improvements to the initial image processing time, Fluid Mask 3 users who are operating multiple processors will realize increased speeds up to 40% faster than the previous versions, the company said.

“The real test for masking software is how accurately it can separate individual pieces of hair or individual leaves from a background,” said James Carr-Jones, president & CEO of Vertus. He says Fluid Mask does that quick and easy.

First there is a slider which allows the user to seamlessly switch between “Smart Blending” and standard feather blending. Second, within focused areas, the user may invoke special hair blending algorithms, which for the first time automatically cuts out tricky hair such as highlights and hair with wide color differences (e.g. black hair next to white hair against a grey background).

Aside from its new blending and loading capabilities, Fluid Mask 3 also features additional tools like a new Save Settings option and an improved Color Work Space.

Users may download a free 30-day trial version. During its beta phase, Fluid Mask 3 is available for $199.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.