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Photoshop Plugin

Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 7:12pm

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wmm

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Is the plugin the standard version of photokey 3, or the pro version? Also, is it compatible with Photoshop Elements?

Thanks...
-wmm
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 7:30pm

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Axeman

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It is more similar to the Standard version, as all the features added in the Pro version are things that could natively be handled by Photoshop if you are in that environment. The primary difference between standard and pro is the batch processing, and for any Photoshop plug-in the file handling will be taken care of by Photoshop itself. Other differences such as color adjustments relate directly to tools already within Photoshop.

Basically, if you are handling your composite in Photoshop, it is likely because you need greater control or more options than PhotoKey provides, such as working with multiple layers. So if you are compositing in Photoshop, the primary purpose of a greenscreen plug-in is to easily and cleanly remove the green, which the plug-in does admirably.
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 7:32pm

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wmm

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I understand, thanks! I am also assuming that it will not work with Photoshop Elements in any version? Is that correct?
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 7:54pm

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wmm

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may i also ask...in the stand alone pro version of photokey, once i have removed the green background, can I then export that image into photoshop to add backgrounds? or must I add the background in photokey?
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 10:22pm

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Axeman

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I assume that since Elements is not listed in the Tech Specs that you are correct, though I don't know for certain. Hopefully one of the FXhome guys can confirm this.

Both the standard and Pro versions of the standalone program allow alpha export, so you could then use Photoshop to add a background after the green is removed in PhotoKey.
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 11:01pm

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wmm

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Thank you! I do have questions sent in to supports, so I am sure they can answer the PSE question. Glad to know I can mask out the background then export to PSE and add backgrounds as I wish.

It seems like a very nice program. As with anything, the photography is still the most important aspect. If you can't properly light a green screen it is that much harder no matter what software you have.

Just been debating over this or Primatte recently.

thanks again!
Posted: Thu, 14th Jan 2010, 11:20pm

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Sure thing. Have you downloaded the free demo to give it a spin?

http://fxhome.com/products/demo
Posted: Sun, 31st Jan 2010, 5:39pm

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Car2n

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I just purchased PhotoKey Pro 3 and was torn between the full standalone program and the Photoshop plug-in.
I would have liked to have seen the plug-in included with the Pro program. I think a "pro" would like to have the option of swinging both ways.
I have a program that does include a plug-in with it's upper level software. It's actually imbeded right into the software and is optionally installed into Photoshop through it's Options menu. Slick.