“You can close your mouth now, madam.” It’s a brave man who says that to Sue, but I was as amazed as she was during a demo at eBay Live in Boston: Fluid Mask from Vertus is one of the most stunning Photoshop plugins I’ve ever seen. They say a picture’s worth a thousand words, and rightly, professional sellers on eBay are always looking to improve their images. Many sellers take fantastic quality images but how do you cut out the background to get studio quality pictures?
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Professional studios would normally charge a fortune for cropping complicated shapes and using tools like the photoshop lasso tool are time consuming. Now Fluid Mask from Vertus can cut the time to crop complicated images down to the work of a few seconds.
We have a full step by step guide on how to produce the image of the shoe in the TameBay Forum.
It doesn’t just stop at irregular shaped objects though, any image can be cropped whether it’s a tree with leaves to a model’s hair. Fluid Mask can cut the image in seconds to leave the parts of the image you want kept and cropping out the background.
You can download a free trial of Fluid Mask from the Vertus website. Fluid Mask 3 runs as a stand-alone and as a plug-in for Adobe’s Photoshop (CS2/CS3) including Photoshop Elements. If you’re as impressed as us then TameBay readers get this special offer:
- FLUID MASK 2
- FREE UPGRADE TO VERSION 3
- FREE DAILY LIVE TRAINING
- DESKTOP AND LAPTOP LICENSING.
That’s a saving of Â£50.00 for TameBay readers, just enter the coupon code EBASTAMEBAYJUNE when you make your purchase.
I’ve just got to say that no quantity of screenshots demonstrates how amazing this software is. You really do have to try it for yourself and see it in action – it’s just amazing.
A tip for anyone that wants this software but doesn’t own Photoshop which is quite expensive…. Photoshop Elements is miles cheaper at about Â£60, and if you keep your eyes peeled it’s given away with some products as an OEM, the cost of the product can be cheaper than buying the software! Look for scanners, cameras etc that come with an OEM copy 🙂
Thanks for the tip off, that looks really good, I don’t have photo shop so off now to seek out some prices, cheers mounty/bidster.
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