Masking hair can be really tricky, but the new ReMask 3 offers some very helpful tools to help you tackle the hair challenge. This week I teamed up with our friend Greg to offer some insight into the difficult task of hair masking using ReMask 3. Checkout the new ReMask 3 Hair tutorial here.

For more masking help please also checkout the ReMask 3 workflow tips. Happy Masking!

This post was originally posted on January 7, 2011

New Topaz ReMask 3 – Free Upgrade!

Introducing the All New Topaz ReMask 3! Free upgrade for existing users! $20 off for new users!


ReMask 3: A Better Masking Solution

Over the years Topaz users have been requesting a comprehensive masking solution that solves the challenge of masking tricky objects such as hair, fur, trees and wedding veils – while addressing color bleed and transparency issues. Since the release of ReMask 2, our developers have been working on new technology to better address these issues.

Topaz ReMask 3 features new color decontamination technology, color selection brushes and a new toolset for better hair extractions and transparent object handling, ReMask 3 is able to overcome general masking limitations and common difficulties.

 

New ReMask 3 Features:

    • Color decontamination technology to help solve color bleed issues.
    • Better hair extraction technology.
    • New Refining Toolset for fine-tuning masks and foreground color.
    • Ability to handle certain types of transparent objects.
    • New color selection brushes to handle complex objects such as trees.
    • Improved workflow. Includes 2-screen or 4-screen views.
    • And much more…

Check out a comprehensive ReMask 3 Video Overview

Visit the ReMask 3 webpage for more information, examples and a free trial.

Upgrade to ReMask 3

If you’ve previously purchased an earlier version of Topaz ReMask, we thank you for your continued support and feedback. ReMask 3 is a FREE upgrade for you. Click on the link above to upgrade now!

If you have not yet tried Topaz ReMask, try it for yourself now by downloading a free, fully-functional 30-day trial and see how easy it makes masking for you. New users can grab it for $20 off until 01/01/2011! Just enter coupon code “SuperMask” during checkout.


Topaz Announcements

  • Wacom users will need to update their drivers to the latest versions for use with all upgraded Topaz programs. If you’re a tablet user and are experiencing trouble when using Topaz with your tablet please try updating the drivers first, then contact technical support if the issue persists.

  • If your upgraded Topaz programs are grayed out in the Fusion Express Menu then you will need to update to the latest version of Fusion Express. You can download the latest version of Fusion Express (A compatibility program for use of Topaz plug-ins in Lightroom, Aperture and iPhoto) from the Topaz downloads page.

 

Thanks for reading and for using Topaz software. We hope you enjoy the new ReMask 3!
If you have any questions, thoughts or suggestions, join in on the conversation!
Have a great day!

This post was originally posted on December 10, 2010

We are always looking to add user images to our Topaz User Gallery and to feature on our website. To submit your Topaz’d images to the Topaz Gallery please email them to: Gallery [at] topazlabs.com. If your images are product-specific then please put the product name in Subject line. Please also include your full name and website (if available).

From time-to-time we will also take the most popular user images from on our Facebook or Flickr groups pages…so be sure to keep posting! We are looking forward to seeing your images!

If you haven’t had a chance to explore the Topaz Gallery check it out here: http://gallery.topazlabs.com/

This post was originally posted on December 3, 2010

Introducing the new Topaz InFocus Photoshop Plug-in

A New Sharpening and Blur Reduction Solution

The new Photoshop plug-in, Topaz InFocus, is an advanced sharpening solution that gives you the tools to reduce blur, while bringing clarity and definition to your images. InFocus uses advanced deconvolution technology, which reverses the effects of image blur and restores image integrity. The new program also features a one-of-a-kind blur estimation tool to help detect and resolve unknown and complex image blur.

Topaz InFocus can help you:

Sharpens image with true detail and natural clarity

Other sharpening methods increase perceived sharpness by simply boosting edge contrast. InFocus on the other hand, reverses image blur to reveal your hidden image detail and then effectively sharpens that detail.

Rescue blurred images caused by camera shake and out-of-focus

Due to its unique blur estimation capabilities, InFocus can handle a variety of complex and unknown blur challenges.

For more information about the new Topaz InFocus:

Ready to redefine your images? Try it yourself by downloading a free, fully-functional, 30-day trial and see what this new sharpening technology can bring to your photography. Regularly priced at $69.99, be sure to take advantage of our one-time introductory special of $40 off until 12/3/10! Just enter the coupon code “SuperSharp” when purchasing.

Thanks for reading and for using Topaz software. We look forward to continuing to provide you with timely updates and useful software. If you have any questions, thoughts or suggestions, join in on the conversation! Have a great day!

This post was originally posted on March 22, 2010

Topaz InFocus is the newest addition to the Topaz lineup. Current Topaz Detail users may be wondering how they can benefit from InFocus. So, let’s take a closer look at the abilities, functions and features of these two programs.

InFocus is a new sharpening plug-in that offers users a comprehensive solution for reducing image blur, restoring image clarity and sharpening image detail. InFocus uses advanced deconvolution technology that actually reverses image blur, unlike most other sharpening solutions that only increase the perception of sharpness. In addition, the micro-contrast detail enhancement in InFocus can subtlety enhance fine details. InFocus can be used as a pre-processing sharpener, if you are trying to rescue a somewhat blurry or motion blurred image, or a post-processing sharpener, if your goal is to refine and add definition to your image.
Topaz InFocus also includes a convenient blur estimation tool to help contend with complex and unknown blur types.

Topaz Detail, on the other hand, is a detail enhancement plug-in, designed to bring out image detail using micro and macro adjustments. It allows for intricate and selective detail enhancement allowing users to bring out varying levels of image detail – without creating halos or edge artifacts. Topaz Detail is going to render more natural looking enhancements with more precision and more options for making those detailed adjustments. In addition to selectively enhancing small, medium and large image detail, users can also selectively remove detail as well.

For more information about Topaz InFocus please visit: www.topazlabs.com/infocus

For more information about Topaz Detail please visit: www.topazlabs.com/detail

If you have not yet tried out the new Topaz InFocus, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial online at: www.topazlabs.com/downloads

This post was originally posted on November 19, 2010