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New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

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Old 01-30-2008, 04:39 AM
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Newbie New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

News from AKVIS:

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We are glad to announce the release of a new program - AKVIS SmartMask plug-in!

AKVIS SmartMask makes even a difficult selection as easy as pie. Now, you can spend less of your time on the selection of objects and more of it on creativity.

For the moment, the software is available only for Windows.
The Macintosh version is coming soon!

Test the software for 10 days free of charge. Download the program here:
http://akvis.com/en/smartmask/downlo...ction-tool.php


Attention!
Those our registered users who have bought at least one AKVIS plug-in get a 20% discount on AKVIS SmartMask.
The customers who have purchased all 10 AKVIS plug-ins get a 50% discount on the new program!
Please write to us at support@akvis.com to get the discount. The offer is valid till March 31, 2008.

Note, that the Alchemy bundle has become yet more payable. Now it costs $325 and includes all 11 AKVIS plug-ins (a saving of $513 against buying each plug-in separately).


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Best regards,
Kat
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:42 AM
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Re: New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

Here is a screenshot (attached)
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:31 PM
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Re: New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

Try GML matting...(a freebie)... before buying Smartmask. Works nearly as well for me. Not the bells and whistles of Smartmask, but still a good extracter.

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Old 01-31-2008, 12:42 AM
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Re: New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

Thank you for the information! We tested GML. Looks like our 2nd mode - "Soft".
We recommend use this mode with other two, because it doesn't allow to get enough quality on its own.
We had such an algorithm two years ago, but were not satisfied and continued working.
GML is good for very simple selection, but if you want to get good hair selection I am not sure that you will be success with this.
Actually, all depend on your purposes and your images. A lot of people use Extract of Photoshop and do not need more sophisticated tools.

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Old 01-31-2008, 05:53 AM
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Re: New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

You have a flash movie demonstrating your other plug-ins...when will you have one for the mask?
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Old 01-31-2008, 11:01 PM
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We'll try to make it as soon as possible. Our apologies! We have a lot of work to do now.
By the way, today (or tomorrow) the version for Mac will be available!



***later***
sorry, I've forgotten that it's Friday already!

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Old 02-02-2008, 09:12 PM
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Re: New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

the video would surely be nice..since I have only 10 days to figure out if I'd want to purchase...many other platforms provide a 30 day trial
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Old 02-03-2008, 11:23 PM
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Re: New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

10 days is definitely enough to understand if you want the program.
Support is free for any users, even during the trial period.
Each new version offers 10 days free of charge again.
Almost always we offer free upgrade to the next version (with two exception for 4 years).
Not many other software can say that about themselves.
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Old 02-12-2008, 01:02 AM
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Exclamation Re: New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

To watch a flash movie demonstrating the technique of using the SmartMask plugin please go to the page http://akvis.com/en/smartmask-tutori...-out-human.php
and click on the words "Click here".
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:26 AM
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Re: New Cut Out tool - AKVIS SmartMask!

No...10 days is not enough...at least for me...and the video would have been nice when it was first offered since it may have jumped started my usage within the 10 day period.
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