The optional Dual mask processing will create the best masks you can get anywhere. Using dual mask is simple too. Just make a quick selection around the hair before running Easy Green Screen. The software then treats this are differently than than the rest of the image. The area inside the selection is processed to have nice, feathered edges. The area outside the hair is processed to have cleaner, crisper edges.
Dual Mask Processing
The software can apply different processing to 2 different mask regions. This is optional for the user. By using Dual Mask, you can get some terrific masks.
To use it, just make a quick lasso around the hair or any other area that is semi transparent. Do this in Photoshop prior to running the plugin. The software will then process the selected area for softer edges. It will process the area outside the selection for harder edges. It works with the Easy Click menu item too!
Spill Correction Matters
Even the best transparency masks are worthless without good spill correction! Think about it.......... What would your customer think about the quality of your work if they had green fringing in their hair?
When it comes to Chroma Key software, not all spill correction is created equally. This is by far the most difficult part of creating a chroma key program. It is where the rubber meets the road........... It is what separates the men from the boys!
Do your own comparison! Compare our green spill suppression to ANY software in ANY price range. Get our free download of Easy Green Screen and make your own determination.
Does the spill correction in your chroma key software cause color shifting in clothes? With Easy Green Screen, we've got you covered on this one too! Almost all colors can be shifted back with a quick slider adjustment. Even some "green on green" situations can be corrected right inside of EGS. For the most difficult green on green situations, you can simply brush off the spill correction in Photoshop. This is possible because of the non-destructive processing method that our software uses.
The videos below show how easy it is to fix color shifting on gold and green clothing. It takes just seconds to do. For the "Spartan" green jersey, the video also shows how to recover the opacity using the new foreground recovery feature in Easy Green Screen 4.
The original image is untouched by EGS! No data is changed, no data is lost!
Everything is done in Photoshop's layer masks and blending layers. If you don't like messing around with layers in Photoshop then you can just merge all of the layers. You don't need to complicate it.
If you are a Photoshop power user then this plugin is for you! You have all of the EGS adjustment layers and masks to tweak. Remember, this is running in Photoshop! We give you the layers! EGS doesn't limit options by merging everything into one layer.
Blue screen removal works the same as green screen removal. Also, the blue screen mode will also adjust itself to extract cyan tones as well based on the screen color that the software detects. This works really well for extracting hues down to 180 or even lower. not only will it extract chroma key blue, it will also extract a blue sky quite nicely.
Easy GReen Screen gives you the ability to control the extraction settings for 2 different areas of the mask independent from each other. You can choose to do a single mask extraction or a dual mask extraction. By making a quick lasso selection of the hair before running EGS, the software automatically run a dual mask extraction. The area inside of the selection is the hair mask and is controlled separately. This way, you can use different extraction setting for the hair than for the rest of the image. The hair can be made to have more detail and the rest of the image can be made to have clean, crisp edges.
The spill removal system in the pro version give complete control of how the spill correction is being applied. In addition to the spill correction opacity, there are also 2 sliders that control the spill color range. These sliders adjust the range of color that is affected by the spill removal. The is very handy for instances where the spill correction is affecting the color of the clothing. For this example, the range of color can be narrowed. There is independent control for the warms tones (skin and hair) and the cool tones (cyan and blues).
An unlimited number of presets can be saved. The presets are accessed in a drop-down menu and will automatically set all of the settings to the stored values.
Its often helpful to slightly soften the mask to get rid of hard edges. EGS pro allows the user to blur the mask. The blur is kept nondestructive until the user applies the filter. The values can be changed or the blur can be removed prior to the filter being applied.
Sometimes chroma key lighting can be too flat and the subject won't look quite right in the background. Adding in edge shadowing give the image depth and the lighting will often look more natural. Also, brightly lit screens can sometimes cause a haloing effect on the edges if if the foreground is placed into a dark background. The edge shadow really helps to blend the foreground into a darker background.
Easy Green Screen can be recorded into an action and the action will store the extraction settings. When the action is played, it will bypass the green/blue extraction choice and user interface. It will use the values that were recorded for the extraction. You can record "1 click" actions that have settings tuned to your studio conditions. These actions can be batch processed. If you shoot a series of images with the same camera and lighting conditions then the batch process will work very well with an action tuned to those conditions.