Mat Cutting Tutorials

Shadow mattes with Reverse Bevel

Reverse Bevel (Shadow Mats)

  1. The reverse bevel shadow mat is cut from the back in the counter clockwise direction using a pair of stop spacers on the side being cut. The thin end of the spacer is used and the spacers are shifted from side to side as each cut is made.
  2. Cut the right side moving upward with the spacers installed at the right carriage stops.
  3. Cutting Reverse Bevel Mat - Step 2.Cutting Reverse Bevel Mat - Step 3.Cutting Reverse Bevel Mat - Step 4.Cut the top moving to the left with the spacers installed at the top carriage.
  4. Cut the left side moving downward with the spacers installed at the left carriage stops.
  5. Cut the bottom moving to the right with the spacers installed at the bottom carriage stops.

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