Digital Anarchy has released its Backdrop Designer plug-in for Adobe Photoshop CS5. The software creates resolution-independent digital backdrops, similar to expensive muslin drapes used in a photography studio. Backdrop Designer 1.5 is fully compatible with Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS4 and 64-bit systems.

Backdrop Designer offers 900 presets to choose from, all of which can be mixed and modified to create thousands of variations. Digital Anarchy says that Backdrop Designer is used by photographers of all types to move beyond traditional portraiture, and give their clients more flexibility in results after the photoshoot.

Backdrop Designer 1.5 is regularly priced at US $199 (around £130), but until January 31 costs $149 (£96). On Macintosh, the product runs on OS 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6. On Windows, the product supports Windows XP Home, Windows XP Pro, Vista 32-bit, Vista 64-bit and Windows 7.