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Chapter 13. Super-imposing Clips > Using the Image Matte Key

Using the Image Matte Key

The image matte key can use any grayscale still image as the matte, including a static title that you create in Premiere. Although you choose the matte image in the Transparency Settings dialog box, it does not have to be used in the timeline or even imported into the project.

To use the image matte key:

1.
Select a clip in a superimpose track, and choose Clip > Video Options > Transparency (Figure 13.49).

Figure 13.49. Select a clip in a superimpose track, and choose Clip > Video Options > Transparency.


The Transparency Settings dialog box appears.

2.
From the Key Type pull-down menu of the Transparency Settings dialog box, choose Image Matte (Figure 13.50).

Figure 13.50. Choose Image Matte from the Key Type pull-down menu.


3.
In the Matte section of the Transparency Settings dialog box, click Choose (Figure 13.51).

Figure 13.51. In the Matte section, click Choose to select a static matte.


The Open File dialog box appears.

4.
In the Open File dialog box, locate the still image that you want to use as the matte and click Open (Figure 13.52).

Figure 13.52. In the Open File dialog box, locate the still image that you want to use as the matte and click Open.


A thumbnail image of the matte appears in the Matte section of the Transparency Settings dialog box. Some areas are keyed out based on the alpha channel (Figure 13.53).

Figure 13.53. In the Matte section of the Transparency Settings dialog box, a thumbnail image of the matte appears.


5.
Preview the key in the sample frame of the Transparency Settings dialog box.

6.
Click OK to exit the Transparency Settings dialog box and apply the settings.


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