Create Better Photoshop Composites with Ease
Review by Fernando Santos
German software developer Picture Instruments and KelbyOne Instructor and YouTube superstar Unmesh Dinda (from PiXimperfect) released a very useful Photoshop plug-in for those who want to create composites but are not very comfortable with Photoshop and many of its techniques. If that sounds like you, keep reading because you may want to have this plug-in in your bag of tricks.
The plug-in is available directly from the Adobe Marketplace. There’s a free limited version, but if you want to take full advantage of the plug-in you’ll need the paid version. The good news is that you can have it on a subscription model, for just $2.40/month (paid per year), or you can have a perpetual license for just $129.
The whole concept is simple: By using a step-by-step approach, PiXimperfect makes it easy for those unfamiliar with Photoshop tools and techniques to create effective Photoshop composites. Instead of having to learn many different techniques, and knowing what you need to do to create a realistic composite, you simply follow the tool options, top to bottom. You don’t need to know where the required Photoshop tools are located because a simple click can do the necessary operations for you. It can be as simple as removing a background, or as complex as helping you to match the perspective among the different pieces of your composite.
I found the tool very intuitive. If you want to create better composites, this may be your first task: get PiXimperfect Compositing. The extensive online help is very useful, together with the YouTube video where Unmesh Dinda shows how to use the plug-in. Price is affordable. I found no problems with the plug-in: everything worked as expected. The included hair brushes could be improved; but that’s not a deal breaker.