Monday, September 29, 2008

Simple Matting Tips - Part 2 - Double Mats


Another common matting technique – the basics are the same as for a single mat above except that your second mat fits underneath the outer mat and acts like a small “liner” that catches your eye and draws it into the image. That is why the second mat in a double mat is usually a contrasting color that is also one of the colors in the image. It will attract the eye – and because it matches a color in the image – draw your eye to that part of the image.

Artwork courtesy of Patricia Arndt and inspired from Karin Jurick's "Different Strokes" website.
Mat created using the MatoMatic tool - courtesy of
You can do it too and best of all its FREE!

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