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In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use Quick Masks in Photoshop.  You might be wondering why you need to use Quick Masks.  Well I'm glad you asked.  You can use Quick Masks when you want one of your images to have an effect on the edges.  This makes your image look more interesting and more appealing than a normal box, circle or oval shape.  OK, now let's get started.

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First, for this tutorial, create a new image by navigating the File pull-down menu and clicking New.

If you have a license of Telestream's Episode and you are using Compressor 3 you can have access to the Epsiode encoding templates right from within Compressor.  Here's how to install the Episode Plug-in for Compressor to get access to the templates.

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On the install disk image for Episode there's a folder called Plug-ins. 




If you're one of the many Avid or Final Cut Pro editors that need to export QuickTime movies faster. here's a tip that will help you out.  The key to getting QuickTime movies to exporter quicker is to properly adjust your setting under Compressor Quality.  This can be found under the Settings option when choosing your QuickTime codec to output to.

QuickTimeQualitySetting.jpgIf you want the best possible quality, after choosing your codec, drag your slider all the way up to Best.  This gives you best possible quality but takes the longest time to export.  A faster option is to export using the Medium quality setting which will cut down your total QuickTime export time.  Sometimes you can get away with this setting if you're only exporting for a proxy video where a producer or other production person just needs to see time codes or view a rough draft for approval.  For many projects this is a good option if you don't need the highest quality possible.  If your quality needs to be a little bit higher you can drag your slider to the High option.  Remember this will take longer to export than choosing the Medium option. 

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