Vertus this week will release Fluid Mask, a Photoshop plug-in tool that allows users to quickly and accurately cut out objects from images. “When an image is loaded, Fluid Mask’s engine analyses the distribution of colors, finding the natural groups according to the content of the image. Together with information calculated about edges, gradients and texture a model is constructed which divides the images into regions.” The tool is aimed at graphic artists within design agencies, catalogue houses and publishing houses who regularly cut-out images. Fluid Mask is priced at US$499, which includes free upgrades for six months.