Masking & Compositing Software & Plugins
Vertus Fluid Mask 3 - Software Review and Rating
Fluid Mask 3 is a professional image cutout utility available for both the Windows and Mac platforms. It combines intuitive mask painting tools with intelligent edge finding capabilities to allow the user to remove backgrounds from images with ease.
Corel KnockOut 2 (Win/Mac)
[Plug-in] An overview and summary of procreate KnockOut 2, a Photoshop-compatible plug-in for making complex masks for difficult to select objects such as hair, water, smoke, glass, and shadows. Note: Knockout 1.0, if you can still find it, was a stand-alone version of Knockout released after Corel acquired Knockout from Ultimatte Corp.
[Plug-in] Multi-density masking tool for Photoshop 5.5/6/7, Elements 1/2, Jasc PaintShop, Corel PhotoPaint & more.
"Decompose allows you to easily extract elements from a picture and use them to make composite images."
[plugin] GrowCut is an interactive image cutout tool designed to extract solid or opaque objects.
Mask Pro (Win/Mac)
[Plug-in] "Mask Pro 4 makes it easy to create masks, selections and clipping paths on difficult subjects like hair, glass and fog. Mask Pro 4’s tool-box lets you use the right tools for different parts of your image and lets you see and refine your mask in real-time."
Fluid Mask (Win/Mac)
"Built as a plug-in to Adobe Photoshop, Fluid Mask is the new next-generation cut-out tool. Behind the product is breakthrough technology that mimics the way the eye, optic-nerve and brain perform visual processing."
Microsoft Research Group Shot (Win)
"Group Shot helps you create a perfect group photo out of a series of group photos. With Group Shot you can select your favorite parts in each shot of the series and Group Shot will automatically build a composite image."
"A photo masking and compositing tool which precisely isolates image object from its background with hair, edge, transparency precisely kept."