• Refine Tool – lets you just swipe the tool and areas like tree branches and hair removed the background and color fringes.
• Background Library – provides interesting backgrounds that you can use to put your subject in when you are in need of a more interesting site.
• Automatic solid background removal – works really well for green screen shooting or when the background is a relatively solid color. Then the masking is all done for you.
• Flexible Previews – give you the ability to view your mask and the image side by side so that you can see the results in real time. This is a big time saver because you no longer have to toggle masks on and off to check your work as you go.
• Classic Workflows – still have the ability to use the tools that you have used in the past, while still being able to take advantage of the new features.
Perfect Layers 2
Perfect Layers is the easiest way to create layered files outside of Photoshop. These Perfect Layer files can be edited within Photoshop to give you a lot of flexibility in your workflow. Until Perfect Layers, if you wanted to do layer based work on one of your photos, you had to use a Photoshop based product. This has all changed with Perfect Layers.
You can use Perfect Layers to create and edit multi-layered Photoshop files directly from within Lightroom and Aperture. By using this capability you can use it to combine images, change skies, retouch photos using the built-in blend modes, add textures, logos, and much, much more.
So what is new with Perfect Layers 2?
• File browser – now gives you a filmstrip or light table style views so that you can quickly find the right files. You can even have several browser tabs open at once, so you can find multiple elements needed for your image.
• Retouch Brush – will provide you with the ability to clean up your images quickly and efficiently. Just dab the Retouch Brush on a blemish and it's gone automatically. This is perfect for quick touch ups. The Retouch Brush removes dust spots, power lines and other distractions from your image.