Firstly, this is not an April Fools ruse. I am giving away activation codes for this new software 🙂 Technology can be embraced or ignored, it can be celebrated or feared, or it can fumble somewhere in between all those things. I myself, really enjoy much of what is on offer, especially as a photographer. I totally appreciate those that take a purist approach, but for me, I love playing with digital imagery using various software applications, and here my friends, is a very cool, very affordable piece of remarkable software. Enter, Topaz ReMask Prime (click here to see in in the Mac App Store). A fully functional, standalone desktop version of the irreplaceable ReMask software. If you already own ReMask and run it as a plugin for PS, you’ll probably not need a standalone version (although, I’m starting to see a benefit), but for those who do not, this is a very cheap way to see the power of ReMask in all its glory.
Come on in to see some info and examples from Topaz ReMask Prime, a new standalone app built on the standard ReMask plugin…
I’ve reviewed ReMask a couple times before, and have spoken at length about how useful I find it. If you use any layer based software, like Photoshop, or Affinity, this is a remarkable piece of software capable of saving hours upon hours. ReMask5 is available as a free upgrade to anyone who owns an earlier version, or on sale for new folk at 30% off, $49.99 (normally $69.99) via Topaz Labs website HERE
While ReMask has always functioned as a plugin for Photoshop, version 5 now operates as a standalone too! This is great news for those of us who may be starting to work Adobe software out of our workflow as you can now select and mask a subject in an image within the program itself, and open that up in any layer based program. Good news for the photography community at large as options are always good. I still use PS CS6, but have started to work with Affinity Photo in anticipation of CS6 becoming unsupported at some point down the line. Knowing that I’ll be able to continue to use ReMask if and when that happens has made me very happy.
C’mon in for a look at how easy it is to use ReMask5!
I get a lot of email trying to promote, or sell me stuff daily. Deals on this, or sales on that. Discounts on memory cards, or steep cuts on camera kit prices. Normally, I quickly scan them and toss them as my time and energy is pretty minimal these days.
As any readers will know, my enjoyment of the Topaz plugins run deep, and although I only started to use ReMask last year, it has been a revelation for me, especially when it comes to meticulous selection tasks, like hair.
Imagine my surprise when up pops an even simpler hair masking tutorial from our friends at Topaz Labs showing that you can turn a task that without ReMask has taken me up to an hour or more into an even more remarkably time saving step of about 3-5 minutes at the most.
Seriously. If you use photoshop, and you ever have had to select something like hair, you’ll know how tedious it can be even with the best techniques in Photoshop.
Oh yeah, and on top of this killer tutorial, they’re offering ReMask for 20% off (click HERE to download the free trial, or buy ReMask on Sale using code: “hairmask20”)!!! It’s a little, unofficial sale that I didn’t see coming.
If you hadn’t heard, Topaz has ReMask on sale for half off this month, and they’ve also just updated it to version 4!
download a full free trial, update for free or purchase via Topazlabs website HERE
– enter “julyremask” to get 50% off
If you own ReMask3, simply download and instal the newer version from the link above and you’re golden!
The interface has been streamlined and simplified while it still provides the same amazing tool for the extraction of subjects by simple, quick and efficient selection and masking for a variety of host programs.
I’ve reviewed ReMask twice and continue to find uses for it which saves me an amazing amount of time in Photoshop. I’ve rambled on about it but it really is an amazing tool and time saver which I’d suggest trying out for yourself. With the new version, it has streamlined it into a quicker, more user-friendly interface which falls in line with the more recent design changes for other Topaz plugins. Click these links to see my reviews and simple tutorials if interested:
Topaz ReMask Tutorial and Review
Topaz ReMask3 – Why have I not been using this until now?
Try it out. We have until the end of this month to take advantage of the 50% off sale.
Enjoy and feel free to fire off any questions, I’d love to try and help answer them.
*Authors note: This article was written in October 2013 when Topaz were running a sale on ReMask. I’ve written an updated review and tutorial for the current sale (July 2014) which you can read and get links to the sale HERE.
(*Topaz is currently running a 50% off deal for ReMask through July 2014! Use code “julyremask” to get 50% off Click HERE for details) Topaz is offering yet another one of their awesome plugins at a steep discount through the month of October (50% off using the code “OCTREMASK” CLICK HERE). This time, it is ReMask, and I’m amazed that I have not used this plugin until now. As I’m sure anyone who uses Photoshop or Elements can attest, the task of having to select and mask strands of flyaway hair, or pull a subject from a detailed background can be a bit of a pain… Worry no more, seriously, check this out: