Easy graphic masking and extraction with SIOX


Article from Issue 89/2008

SIOX easily masks and extracts any area from a pixel graphic. We'll show you how to improve your pictures with this powerful plugin.

Part of the daily grind for people who edit digital photos includes masking and extracting image elements. Image extraction lets you improve the brightness, contrast, or color of an individual element without changing the rest of the picture. Artists also use masking and extraction tools to compose collages and add graphic features to documents.

In the days before digital photography, masking entailed working with cardboard templates that covered or exposed different parts of the image. The principle remains unchanged in digital photography; however, the digital age has added new options for masking and extracting images. Masking isn’t always easy, though; in fact, it can be downright frustrating. For instance, if you are masking an object with a diffuse border, the results are often less than ideal.

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