How to Use Corel Knockout 2 Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop 64 Bit
Corel Knockout 2 is a powerful plug-in that lets you create complex masks and preserve fine image details, such as hair, smoke, liquid, fire, glass and shadows. It works with Adobe Photoshop, Corel PHOTO-PAINT and Corel Painter, and it can speed up your design process and improve the quality of your photo composites[^1^].
In this article, we will show you how to use Corel Knockout 2 plug-in for Adobe Photoshop 64 bit, which is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8[^2^]. You will learn how to install the plug-in, how to access it from Photoshop, and how to use its features and tools to create stunning masks.
How to Install Corel Knockout 2 Plug-in for Adobe Photoshop 64 Bit
To install Corel Knockout 2 plug-in for Adobe Photoshop 64 bit, you need to have Adobe Photoshop CS5 or later installed on your computer. You also need to download the plug-in from the official website or from a trusted source[^2^]. Here are the steps to install the plug-in:
Run the downloaded file and follow the instructions on the screen.
Choose the destination folder for the plug-in files. The default location is C:\Program Files\Corel\KnockOut 2.
Select the host applications that you want to use with the plug-in. Make sure to check Adobe Photoshop 64 bit.
Click Install and wait for the installation to complete.
Restart your computer if prompted.
How to Access Corel Knockout 2 Plug-in from Adobe Photoshop 64 Bit
To access Corel Knockout 2 plug-in from Adobe Photoshop 64 bit, you need to open an image file that you want to work on. Then, follow these steps:
Go to Filter > Corel > KnockOut 2. This will launch the plug-in in a separate window.
In the KnockOut window, you will see your image on the left and a preview of your mask on the right. You can zoom in and out using the magnifying glass icons at the bottom.
On the top toolbar, you will see four buttons: Background Color, Inside Color, Outside Color and Keep Color. These are used to define the areas that you want to keep or remove from your image.
On the left toolbar, you will see various tools that you can use to create your mask. These include: Selection Tool, Brush Tool, Eraser Tool, Magic Wand Tool, Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool and Pen Tool. You can adjust the size and hardness of these tools using the sliders at the bottom.
To create your mask, you need to paint over the areas that you want to keep or remove using the appropriate colors and tools. For example, if you want to remove the background from an image of a person, you need to paint over the person with the Inside Color (usually green) and paint over the background with the Outside Color (usually red). You can also use the Keep Color (usually blue) to preserve areas that have similar colors to both inside and outside areas.
As you paint over your image, you will see your mask being updated on the right preview. You can toggle between different views using the buttons at the bottom: Original Image, Mask Only, Masked Image and Composite Image.
When you are satisfied with your mask, click OK to apply it to your image and return to Photoshop.
How to Use Corel Knockout 2 Plug-in Features and Tools
Corel Knockout 2 plug-in has many features and tools that can help you create more accurate and realistic masks. Here are some of them:
The Background Color button lets you choose a color that matches your desired background. This can help you blend your masked image with a new background more seamlessly.
The Edge Wizard button lets you refine the edges of your mask using 061ffe29dd