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Primatte Event Chromakey for Apple Aperture

Blue / Green Screen Photography Plugin

Powerful tether and batch for chromakey photos in Aperture

Greenscreen Tutorials for Primatte Event

Primatte Event software for Aperture is easy and intuitive to use, but it's helpful to spend some time with our free training. Some tutorials show screen grabs of Primatte Chromakey, its sister tool for Adobe Photoshop, but the functions and concepts are the same. New tutorials for Primatte Event show information specific to working in Apple Aperture.


The Primatte 5.1 Manual discusses Primatte's tools, functions and concepts.

The Quickstart Guide gives you a quick step-by-step way of tackling the Primatte plugin.

Introduction to Primatte

This video walks you step-by-step through creating a mask in Primatte. It's pretty easy to do, especially when you're staring at a pretty model. LEVEL: BASIC

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Shooting Live Events with Aperture & Primatte Event

Primatte Event is a plugin that turns Aperture into a real time green screen photography solution. By using Aperture'sTtethering feature, photos can be captured live, processed in Primatte, and then printed or saved all in a couple of minutes. It's an incredibly powerful way of handling event, school, little league sports or any type of photography that requires a live shooting environment. LEVEL: BASIC

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Batch Processing with Aperture & Primatte Event

This tutorial goes over using Primatte Event software and Aperture to batch process high volumes of photos. For photographers doing little league, school photos, or events, this is a critical function. Primatte Event makes use of Aperture's Batch feature beautifully creating a very smooth and easy workflow this type of work. LEVEL: BASIC

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Using Primatte Event with Zenfolio & Aperture or Photoshop

In this tutorial we go over the basics of Primatte Event, using it for a live shoot (and/or batch processing), and then uploading your images to Zenfolio. It's a very cool workflow for Primatte users that also use Zenfolio for managing and selling their photos. If you do live events or high volume photography, we really recommend checking this out to see how Primatte fits into a workflow that let's you shoot, key, and upload to your site in only a minute or two. LEVEL: BASIC

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What is color spill?

First, we mask our subject with the same three-step process as before. Then we remove color spill from around the model's hair by experimenting with four different Spill Removal tools. LEVEL: BASIC

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Paint away unwanted color spill

Primatte does a great job of getting rid of color spill that is generated from your studioo lighting. But Primatte can't always get every bit of unwanted color, especially if the source image wasn't photographed properly. This short tutorial explains how to eliminate those last remnants using Photoshop's painting tools. LEVEL: MEDIUM

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Photoshop: Add a shadow to your subject

A shadow cast during a photography session usually doesn't look real in a composite. But once the person/object is digitally inserted against a new background, you can easily recreate a shadow in Photoshop. This tutorial explains how to do it. LEVEL: BASIC

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Photoshop: Create a full-length backdrop

After you have used Primatte Chromakey to isolate your model, you will place her in front of a new background. To do this properly, you may need to simulate the line of a floor or vanishing point. In our tutorial, we show you how to do this in Photoshop AFTER Primatte. A background created with our Photoshop plugin Backdrop Designer is used as the example. LEVEL: BASIC

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Key Plugin Features

  • Seamlessly use Primatte Event in a tethered live workflow
  • Print a composite immediately or batch process later
  • Perfect for high-volume event, little league and school portraits

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