Creating your Own Mattes
The power of Matte-tastic comes when used in conjunction with your own mattes to give your videos the professional and production-house look. Some basic guidelines for mattes used with Matte-tastic.
Mattes can be created in any popular image editing application. Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are excellent image editing tools. And Matte-tastic can read native PSD files.
Here is a simple way to create
a matte image with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
There are lots of other methods to creating mattes, Please refer to documentation from your image editing application.
Note: Sometimes the matte you create will look at a slightly different aspect ratio when viewed within iMovie. For example, a square may not appear perfectly square when viewed on in the iMovie windows, This is an artifact from the way DV video is presented at a 640 X 480 resolution in iMovie. But when the project is output to tape or saved as a Quicktime movie, the proportions will be correct.