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Background Options

Background Options

Being a great photographer requires a lot of techniques and tools at your disposal. You’ve planned and executed with military precision to get the shot. But when nature gives you a less than perfect sky or an undesirable background, Mask AI’s background replacement lets you take back control of your work. Blur the background, or select a new image or a solid color for a completely new look. You can also adjust both the background or foreground, or your composite image to create a beautifully blended photo.

The Blur option adjusts how clearly you see the background image. After selecting the portion of your image that you want to stay in focus using your mask, drag to the right to increase the amount of blur on the background image.

By default, your mask is created with a transparent background, which you can preserve by saving your image as a .PNG. The solid color background option allows you to choose what color will appear in place of your masking selection. This is an excellent way to check your mask as well.

Selecting this option will open your computer file browser, allowing you to select an image from your computer as the background. Once you have uploaded an image in the background, Mask AI gives you the option to adjust your image’s foreground, background, or both using sliders. This allows you to adjust things like exposure, contrast, temperature, and more. You can also use the Transform option to adjust the size and shape of your background image as well.

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Processing Modes and Best Use Cases

Processing Modes and Best Use Cases

Creating a simple mask is a fast process. Creating a detailed mask can take time. Learn below which processing mode in Mask AI is right for your image.

AI is the ideal mode for more complex masking tasks, like trees, hair, fur, or any image containing a lot of details. In order for the software to best determine the lines of your masks that contain a lot of detail, it takes some time to complete this process using the AI Technology. Because of this, this mode will be slightly slower. For instance, if you had an image where the subjects hair was blowing in the wind, you would want to use the AI processing mode.

For simpler subjects with simpler backgrounds, the Contrast mode can get the job done and provide you with faster rendering. If you have a building against a blue sky, the Contrast mode will be able to complete the job for you in a much shorter amount of time.

The Translucent mode is a special AI mode perfect for fabrics and semi-transparent materials such as veils or mesh. Please note this mode is not meant to work on glass objects because of its reflective qualities.

Here are some examples of the best use cases for each mode:

Translucent Mode

  • Wedding Veils
  • Lace/Mesh
  • Transparent Fabrics

AI Mode

  • Hair
  • Fur
  • Feathers
  • Branches

Low Contrast Mode

  • Skylines
  • Horizon Lines
  • Cars
  • Macro Flower Petals

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