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Backdrop Designer Allows for Variety of Digital Backgrounds

(July 2004) posted on Thu Jul 29, 2004

More than 600 textures simulate muslin drapes and canvas

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Backdrop Designer, from Digital Anarchy, is a new plug-in that allows photographers to create a variety of backgrounds for use in product shots, portraiture, and other commercial photography or design. Designed for Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and other Photoshop-compatible applications, Backdrop Designer ships with more than 600 pre-made textures that simulate muslin drapes, the physical backdrop traditionally used in studios.

The plug-in is designed to be used with the company's Primatte Chromakeyer, another plug-in that removes the typically green or solid blue backgrounds from photographs. Once a transparency area has been created around the subject, Backdrop Designer can be used to generate a custom background, minimizing the need for an expensive collection of traditional muslin or canvas backgrounds.

Cost: $199; $169 until August 30. (Digital Anarchy: