Discover the simple tool that makes masking a breeze.
After his first time using ReMask, Jeff Wendorff thought to himself, "This is the holy grail of plug-ins!" Now he can't imagine his workflow without ReMask. That's because ReMask is designed on one simple idea: You create the best quality mask with minimal input. By using ReMask’s intelligent technology, you have the power to quickly and easily extract even the toughest elements — hair, foliage, and transparent materials — in your photos.
Go ahead and take the shot! Worry about the background later.
How often do you have the luxury to go back and get that second shot? If you're like Wildlife photographer Jeff Wendorff, second chances at capturing horses running wild are few and far between. It takes quick judgement and intense focus to capture our furry friends at their finest. When stray branches and busy backgrounds are distracting, ReMask is his go-to tool: "Sometimes nature just gets in the way. That's when I use ReMask to do a little ‘gardening’."
In the image below, Jeff says he loved the pose and the alert ears of the lead horse, but disliked everything else about the frame. ReMask to the rescue!
Jeff prefers ReMask for its speed and simplicity.
“It is a royal pain to make a good cut-out in Photoshop and it is very very time consuming. With ReMask, an easy cut-out can be done in a couple of minutes and I’ve never spent more than 15 minutes on a hard one. I photograph mostly wildlife, so importantly for me, it does a better job extracting fur and feathers from the background.”
Here are more photos Jeff created with ReMask:
Jeff Wendorff is a full-time wildlife photographer and workshop leader. Visit his website for more great images.Next, see how Blake Rudis uses ReMask to create fantasy composites →
Tell stories with your photos by using multiple cutouts.
At least twice a month, Blake Rudis rubs his hands together and says, “Alright ReMask, let’s see if you can handle this image!” The outcome? Blake can now make complex selections in less than 5 minutes.
"It’s very important in my compositing workflow, especially since some of my composites contain multiple layers and masks. My wolverine composite was 97 layers thick! The first cutout sets the stage for all of the others. It’s important to have it masked accurately, and most importantly, efficiently so I can move on to the other 96 layers."
Here are more composites Blake created with ReMask:
Blake runs a successful HDR photography website that is both inspiring and informative.Finally, check out Delos Johnson's digital art and photography →
Preserve your memories with ReMask, and every detail that goes with them.
Delos Johnson believes photography is about creating memorable images. What makes them memorable? Being able to isolate and give life to the details.
"I use ReMask to separate foreground and background objects for emphasis. Because this is greatly simplified with ReMask, the work flow goes much faster. Masking fine details with ReMask is just AMAZING."
The speed and simplicity surprised and delighted Delos when he first tried ReMask, but it's the pristine results that make it his most used tool to date. Delos loves using ReMask to bring out the details in complex shapes such as florals and separating diffuse objects like clusters of reeds or grass. Once he creates his mask, he likes to use other Topaz products to further enhance his selections.
Here are more adjustments Delos created with the help of ReMask:
Check out more of Delos' work in his flickr gallery.
Thousands of photographers use ReMask every day to replace backgrounds, create composites and make selective adjustments. (See customer gallery.)
Your masking workflow is easier than ever.
"Our main focus is to give you the best quality mask from minimal user interaction. Compared with Photoshop, ReMask doesn't need tedious brush work to get a high quality mask. You only need to roughly outline your subject and press ‘Compute'." -Ben Ma, Topaz Senior Software Designer
Quickly outline your subject with the Basic brush. The Color Range and Transparency brushes help with difficult areas like hair, fur and veils.
Quickly select large areas to keep or cut with the fill bucket.
Adjust your edges to blend with your composition perfectly.
You can avoid additional adjustments later by using flexible previews.
Tip: Choose a background with high contrast to easily check the quality of your mask's edges.
Masking as easy as ... keep, cut, compute.
"Last week I needed to mask a complex portrait and used Perfect Mask 8. The results were terrible, I had to spend nearly half an hour cleaning it up, and even then I was disappointed. Today I tried ReMask. I made one faulty pass around the subject with the brush tool. Just 5 minutes later, I had the extraction. It was a far superior extraction and took much less time to complete." -Jim Lewis
It’s a pain to make a good cut-out in Photoshop and it can take up an entire day’s work. If you've been avoiding using masks as part of your photo editing process, you'll be glad to know that ReMask reduces it down to 3 simple steps: keep, cut, compute.
Make your photos look like they were never masked at all.
"Topaz ReMask turns a potentially time-consuming project into one that can be done in a snap! Retouching photos has become virtually effortless." -Anita Bice
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Have you ever spent hours or days trying to mask a wedding veil, tree, or your curly-haired niece? With ReMask, you'll never walk away from your computer with furrowed brows and tired eyes again.
"I’ve tried everything out there, and ReMask is the only one I’ve found that does a perfect job each and every time." -Andy Smith
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Masking made easy so you can focus on the fun stuff.
Creating masks can be difficult, tedious and time consuming, but good masks make it easy to replace unwanted backgrounds, create compositions and more. If you spend time in Photoshop and see the benefit of instantly and accurately masking, give ReMask a try – we know you’ll love it.
The masking tool that's as easy as digital scissors.
ReMask requires a compatible host program* in Mac OSX 10.6+ or Windows 7+ with > 4GB RAM.
*ReMask is not compatible with Lightroom, Aperture, or iPhoto since it requires layers and transparency.