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Topaz ReMask5

Topaz Labs just released Topaz ReMask 5, an updated version of their masking software, complete with new features. The update is free to anyone who already owns ReMask, and for those who don’t own it, ReMask 5 will be on sale ($20 off) from August 25th – September 18th. You can share the coupon code “GetReMask5” with your friends so they can also take advantage of the discounted price of $49.99 (regularly $69.99).

Download the program, and run the installation program. The install program will create two versions – a standalone program and a plugin in your Filters menu. In addition, you can invoke Remask5 directly from Adobe Lightroom.

If you use the program in standalone mode, you can not only extract a masked element, but also replace and edit the background of the masked image without leaving the program. You can choose from transparent, solid color, or another image backgrounds. If you bring in another image as background, you can adjust the brightness, contrast, blur, and color saturation just by using the sliders, or you can scale the background image by grabbing the corners and dragging them outwards. Once done, you can save your composite image as JPG, TIFF, or PNG file.

Here is one image from which I extracted the canoe and then brought in another image with a section of a road, all done in a few minutes, and entirely in the ReMask5.

Here is the Topaz link:
Topaz Remask  and enter “GetReMask5” as the coupon code to get the $20 discount.

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