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Digital Film Tools Releases EZ Mask 1.0 for Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop ElementsThe new software can now be downloaded at www.digitalfilmtools.com. (October 09, 2006)
To work this masking magic, EZ Mask iteratively estimates the transparency value for every pixel in the image, based on a small sample of foreground (what you want to cut out) and background pixels marked by simple strokes on the image. Results show that compared with previous approaches, our method is more efficient and requires minimal effort to extract high quality masks for foregrounds with significant semi-transparent regions. In addition, the foreground colors are estimated in the semi-transparent areas to create a seamless composite. What was once thought of as the Holy Grail of digital imaging is now a reality with EZ Mask.
EZ Mask is based on unpublished research and technology by Jue Wang from the University of Washington and is exclusively licensed by Digital Film Tools. Digital Film Tools is an offshoot of a Los Angeles based full-service visual effects facility specializing in feature film and television special effects. EZ Mask 1.0 is available for download or purchase at: www.digitalfilmtools.com for $150.
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