Mask View Modes in AKVIS SmartMask - Selections and Backgrounds

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Tutorial: AKVIS SmartMask

Mask View Modes


In the SmartMask's Toolbar you can switch between the Mask View Modes to display the cut out object on different backgrounds.

Click on the button to open a submenu containing various options:

Mask View Modes
  • Transparent Background :
    This view mode shows the result on a transparent background.

    Selection on a transparent background

  • Color Background :
    This view mode shows the cut-out object on a color background. By default the background is orange, but you can change the color any time. For this purpose, click on the color plate that appears when you hover with the mouse over the button, and select a color from the dialog box.
    Selection on a color background

  • Custom Background :

    The cut-out fragment will be placed on a new background. You can adjust the background image by using the Custom Background mode.

    Custom Background

    Note: The result will be saved or printed on the selected background, just as you see it in the window!

    To save the selected object on a transparent background please choose the Transparent Background option and use the PNG format when saving the image.


  • Grayscale Mask :
    This view mode shows all pixels with Transparency of 100% as black points. White points are the pixels with Transparency of 0%. The pixels having Transparency between 0% and 100% are shown as shades of gray. The darker the gray shade, the higher the transparency of this point.

    Grayscale Mask

  • Find Unselected Areas :
    This view mode uses a trimap method - it separates the image for three regions:

    All pixels with Transparency = 100% are shown as black points, the pixels with Transparency = 0% are shown as white, and the gray points are all other pixels (0% < Opacity < 100%).
    This mode is good for finding areas that seem to be deleted, but they are not.

    Find unselected areas
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Mask View Modes — Mask View Modes
   — Custom Background — Custom Background
   — History Palette — History Palette
   — Save and Load Projects — Save and Load Projects
   — Preferences — Preferences
   — Hot Keys — Hot Keys
Making Selections Making Selections
   — Automatic Selection Tools — Automatic Selection Tools
   — Manual Selection Tools — Manual Selection Tools
   — Quick Selection — Quick Selection
   — Standard Selection Tools — Standard Selection Tools
   — Magic Brush — Magic Brush
   — Chroma Key — Chroma Key
   — Refine Edges — Refine Edges
   — Post-Processing Tools — Post-Processing Tools
   — Additional Tools — Additional Tools
Video Lessons Video Lessons
   — Quick Selection & Mask View Modes — Quick Selection & Mask View Modes
   — Auto Selection of Similar Objects — Auto Selection of Similar Objects
   — Auto Tools & Edge Priority — Auto Tools & Edge Priority
   — Smart Color Picker — Smart Color Picker
   — Selecting Hair: Auto & Brushes — Selecting Hair: Auto & Brushes
   — Magic Brush for Transparent Objects — Magic Brush for Transparent Objects
   — Automatic Recognition of Areas — Automatic Recognition of Areas
   — Quick Selection & Background Eraser — Quick Selection & Background Eraser
   — Extract a Person from a Photo — Extract a Person from a Photo
   — Selecting Water Splashes — Selecting Water Splashes
   — Improve Selections with Refine Edges — Improve Selections with Refine Edges
   — Removing Green Screen Background — Removing Green Screen Background
   — Adding a New Background — Adding a New Background
Examples Examples
   — Separate a Person from a Photo — Separate a Person from a Photo
   — Around the World in One Day — Around the World in One Day
   — Magic Window — Magic Window
   — Little Princess — Little Princess
   — Changeable Landscape — Changeable Landscape
   — Golden Colors of Fall — Golden Colors of Fall
   — Snow Paradise — Snow Paradise
   — Cat and Dog: a Fantasy Collage — Cat and Dog: a Fantasy Collage
   — Breaking the Fourth Wall — Breaking the Fourth Wall
   — Flight under the Moonlight — Flight under the Moonlight


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