Power Matte for Adobe After Effects is an easy to use interactive image matting tool capable of extracting almost any object in an image--even if you are dealing with fine hair detail, smoke, or reflections. This extraction process creates what is known as a matte--essentially a black and white cutout. White matte areas are extracted, black areas not, and gray areas in between represent a level of transparency. Once a matte is extracted, the foreground object can be seamlessly composed onto a new background as well as apply filter and image corrections only within the area defined by the matte.




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To work this magic, Power Matte iteratively estimates the transparency value for every pixel in the image, based on a small sample of foreground (what you want to cut out) and background (what you want to get rid of) pixels marked by defining simple masks on the image. Results show that compared with previous approaches, our method is more efficient and requires minimal effort to extract high quality mattes for foregrounds with significant semitransparent regions. In addition, the foreground edge colors can be estimated in the semitransparent areas to create a seamless composite.

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The above software contains a 15 day fully functional trial.

Note: Please download and test the software on your machine before purchasing. Once a permanent license has been issued, your order can not be refunded.

The software will be converted to a permanent version by purchasing a license.

Internet access required during activation / deactivation and to get a trial license.

System / Software Requirements:

  • Adobe After Effects CS5 and up

  • Macintosh Multicore Intel® processor
  • Mac OSX 10.8.x and up

  • Windows 7 64 bit and up

Internet access required for software activation / deactivation / trials

Version 2.1V3 RELEASED 09/15/2016

  • macOS Sierra Support
    Power Matte is now compatible with macOS Sierra.
  • New After Effects Install Location
    Power Matte is now installed into the common Mediacore location. Please uninstall the old version before installing this version.

VERSION 2.1V2 RELEASED 6/16/2015

  • Adobe CC 2015 Installer Compatibility
    The 2.1V2 installers will automatically find Adobe After Effects CC 2015.

Version 2.1 released 3/12/2015

  • Enhanced Licensing
    Power Matte now uses our enhanced licensing system which will allow for upgrading existing activation codes in the future.