User Guide Cancel

Animated Mattes - Guided Edit

  1. Adobe Premiere Elements User Guide
  2. Introduction to Adobe Premiere Elements
    1. What's new in Premiere Elements
    2. System requirements | Adobe Premiere Elements
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Guided mode
    5. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    6. GPU accelerated rendering
  3. Workspace and workflow
    1. Get to know the Home screen
    2. View and share auto-created collages, slideshows, and more
    3. Workspace basics
    4. Preferences
    5. Tools
    6. Keyboard shortcuts
    7. Audio View
    8. Undoing changes
    9. Customizing shortcuts
    10. Working with scratch disks
  4. Working with projects
    1. Creating a project
    2. Adjust project settings and presets
    3. Save and back up projects
    4. Previewing movies
    5. Creating video collage
    6. Creating Highlight Reel
    7. Create a video story
    8. Creating Instant Movies
    9. Viewing clip properties
    10. Viewing a project's files
    11. Archiving projects
    12. GPU accelerated rendering
  5. Importing and adding media
    1. Add media
    2. Guidelines for adding files
    3. Set duration for imported still images
    4. 5.1 audio import
    5. Working with offline files
    6. Sharing files between Adobe Premiere Elements and Adobe Photoshop Elements
    7. Creating specialty clips
    8. Work with aspect ratios and field options
  6. Arranging clips
    1. Arrange clips in the Expert view timeline
    2. Group, link, and disable clips
    3. Arranging clips in the Quick view timeline
    4. Working with clip and timeline markers
  7. Editing clips
    1. Reduce noise
    2. Select object
    3. Candid Moments
    4. Color Match
    5. Smart Trim
    6. Change clip speed and duration
    7. Split clips
    8. Freeze and hold frames
    9. Adjusting Brightness, Contrast, and Color - Guided Edit
    10. Stabilize video footage with Shake Stabilizer
    11. Replace footage
    12. Working with source clips
    13. Trimming Unwanted Frames - Guided Edit
    14. Trim clips
    15. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    16. Artistic effects
  8. Applying transitions
    1. Applying transitions to clips
    2. Transition basics
    3. Adjusting transitions
    4. Adding Transitions between video clips - Guided Edit
    5. Create special transitions
    6. Create a Luma Fade Transition effect - Guided Edit
  9. Special effects basics
    1. Effects reference
    2. Applying and removing effects
    3. Create a black and white video with a color pop - Guided Edit
    4. Time remapping - Guided edit
    5. Effects basics
    6. Working with effect presets
    7. Finding and organizing effects
    8. Editing frames with Auto Smart Tone
    9. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    10. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    11. Best practices to create a time-lapse video
  10. Applying special effects
    1. Use pan and zoom to create video-like effect
    2. Transparency and superimposing
    3. Reposition, scale, or rotate clips with the Motion effect
    4. Apply an Effects Mask to your video
    5. Adjust temperature and tint
    6. Create a Glass Pane effect - Guided Edit
    7. Create a picture-in-picture overlay
    8. Applying effects using Adjustment layers
    9. Adding Title to your movie
    10. Removing haze
    11. Creating a Picture in Picture - Guided Edit
    12. Create a Vignetting effect
    13. Add a Split Tone Effect
    14. Add FilmLooks effects
    15. Add an HSL Tuner effect
    16. Fill Frame - Guided edit
    17. Create a time-lapse - Guided edit
    18. Animated Sky - Guided edit
    19. Select object
    20. Animated Mattes - Guided Edit
    21. Double exposure- Guided Edit
  11. Special audio effects
    1. Mix audio and adjust volume with Adobe Premiere Elements
    2. Audio effects
    3. Adding sound effects to a video
    4. Adding music to video clips
    5. Create narrations
    6. Using soundtracks
    7. Music Remix
    8. Adding Narration to your movie - Guided Edit
    9. Adding Scores to your movie - Guided edit
  12. Movie titles
    1. Creating titles
    2. Adding shapes and images to titles
    3. Adding color and shadows to titles
    4. Editing and formatting text
    5. Motion Titles
    6. Exporting and importing titles
    7. Arranging objects in titles
    8. Designing titles for TV
    9. Applying styles to text and graphics
    10. Adding a video in the title
  13. Disc menus
    1. Creating disc menus
    2. Working with menu markers
    3. Types of discs and menu options
    4. Previewing menus
  14. Sharing and exporting your movies
    1. Export and share your videos
    2. Sharing for PC playback
    3. Compression and data-rate basics
    4. Common settings for sharing

What are Animated Mattes?

Animated Matte is a Guided Edit which when applied to your video reveals it in different shapes and styles. Pick an overlay and apply it to add dramatic effects to your videos, or a select scene.

How will my videos look with this effect?

Here are some examples of Animated Mattes used in videos.

A video with Mosaic_02 video reveal matte applied.

A video with Bars_02 video reveal matte applied.

How to apply Animated mattes as overlays to reveal videos?

Select Guided > Video Adjustments Animated Mattes. Click Add Media to add a video . Select the appropriate import option and import media. Once imported, the media file gets added to the Project Assets bin. Drag-and-drop the media file to the Video 1 track on the Timeline.

Add media to Premiere Elements

Now, to add animated overlays to this media file, in the right panel, click on the Graphics icon. This will show you the available animated matte overlays. Drag the animated matte overlay you wish to apply and drop it on another video track (eg. Video 2) on the Timeline just above the video clip on the Video 1 track.

Note: You can add multiple overlay clips to get different effects.

A scissor icon appears on the playhead. Click the icon to split the part of the video where overlay is not applied. This helps you retain the remaining portion of the video.


Reveal Video Mattes showing available overlays

To ensure the video is revealed as the animation plays, add the Track Matte Key effect. Click on the Effects icon on the right panel and drag-and-drop the Track Matte Key effect onto the highlighted video on the Video 1 track of the Timeline.

In the Applied Effects window on the right panel, set Matte to the video track you have added it on (eg. Video 2) and Composite Using to Matte Luma.

Drag-and-drop Track Matte Key effect

Play the video to see the video being revealed in a dramatic way. To export the final output, select File > Export and Share. For information about various exports and share options available, see Export and share your videos.

Use mattes as transition from one video to another

You can use Animated Mattes as transition between two clips. Applying transition provides smooth shift from one clip to another. Transitions can also convey a tone or mood, suggest the passage of time, or separate parts of the story.

How to apply Animated mattes as transitions?

For using Animated mattes as transition, you require two video clips. Click Add Media to add the assets you wish to work with.  Select the appropriate import option and import media. Once imported, the media file gets added to the Project Assets bin. 

Add media to Premiere Elements

Drop Clip 2 (outgoing clip) on Track 2. From the Effects panel, select Track Matte Key effect and drag-drop it on the clip. To adjust the settings of this effect, set Matte to Video 3 (In the next step, you will add the Reveal Video Matte on track Video 3) and Composit Using to Matte Luma. Ensure the Reverse checkbox is checked.


Apply and adjust Track Matte Key effect

Add the Reveal Track Matte clip on video track 3. From the Graphics panel, open the Show All drop-down and select Reveal Video Mattes. Select the matte you want to apply for the transition and drop it on the track Video 3 on the timeline such that the end of the clip aligns with the end of Clip 2. You can use Timestretch to fasten or slow down the transition effect.

Graphics panel > Reveal Video Mattes

Place Clip 1 (incoming clip) on track 1 such that its beginning aligns with the beginning of the Reveal Track Matte clip on Track 3. To make this clip fade in, right clik on the clip > Fade > Fade In Video.

Aligning clips on time timeline

Play the video to see the video being revealed in a dramatic way. To export the final output, select File > Export and Share.


Get help faster and easier

New user?

Adobe MAX 2024

Adobe MAX
The Creativity Conference

Oct 14–16 Miami Beach and online

Adobe MAX

The Creativity Conference

Oct 14–16 Miami Beach and online

Adobe MAX 2024

Adobe MAX
The Creativity Conference

Oct 14–16 Miami Beach and online

Adobe MAX

The Creativity Conference

Oct 14–16 Miami Beach and online