Primatte Chromakey 3
Primatte Chromakey 3, is a Photoshop compatible plug-in which helps create a mask for a solid plane background.
Reviewed: Geetesh Bajaj
Primatte Chromakey 3, is a Photoshop compatible plug-in which helps create a mask for a solid plane background. Chromakey allows the user to create a mask and replace the background with some other background.
Primatte Chromakey 3 is from Digital Anarchy, a company based in San Francisco, USA that specializes in special effect filters for image editing and video programs.
The following are notable features in Primatte Chromakey 3:
- Batch Processing
- AutoMask: which removes the background automatically in one click.
- Light Wrap: New control panel gives better spill suppression and a more convincing blend of the foreground and background.
- Primatte Chromakey 3 fully supports Macintoshes using Intel processors.
- Photoshop CS3 Support
- A variety of tools and preview modes are available
A trial version is available on their site, the demo version has all the options enabled, but it applies the watermark on the output file.
My contact at Digital Anarchy for this review was Debbie Rich, thank you Debbie.
How To Use
Here’s how you can use Primatte Chromakey 3 to apply an alpha mask on a image:
- Open any image in Adobe Photoshop.
- Choose Filter | Digital Anarchy | Primatte, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1: Primatte
- This will open the Primatte Chromakey interface that you can see in the Figure 2
Figure 2: Primatte Chromakey Interface
- To create an alpha mask out of the image, click on the AutoMask button as shown in
Figure 3: AutoMask
- AutoMask creates a very basic and quick mask -- you could use this if it works for you, or you
can opt for the other options to create a mask. On the right side of interface are tools that will
help you fine-tune and edit the mask (see Figure 4).
Figure 4: Tools
- Step Mask allows the user to select a particular area of the the image for masking, after
applying masking use Remove Spills, Fix Details to fine tune the masking.
- There are some other options such as removing noise from the image, fix matte, and display
- Once done with, click the apply button as shown in Figure 5, which will apply the
changes and returns back to Photoshop.
Figure 5: Apply changes
Here is a sample images of before and after: