How do you crop a clip to a shape other than a square?

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 I have four clips in a non-rectangular grid I want clipped.
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Rick Stone

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Hi there

Perhaps the video linked below helps?

http://www.screencast.com/t/1t4YYyiogn

Cheers... Rick :)
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And if you like Adobe, you can do pretty much the same in Photoshop if you prefer.
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Rick Stone

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LOL, I'd say that isn't really a question of liking, but more of having it available and knowing how to use it.

I recall the first time I opened PhotoShop, I may as well have walked onto the control deck of the Millennium Falcon and tried to figure out how to start it up!

And when I think about it, it's still largely that way today. Daunting doesn't begin to describe it.  ;)

Cheers... Rick :)
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Totally true! Kicking and screaming I now love it for a limited set of features that I learned mostly through trial-and-error. For knock-outs, it is superior for having one little setting that makes all the difference: Feather. When selecting an area to cut or knock out, you can set the amount of feathering around what would otherwise be an abrupt, sometimes jagged edge. Setting a feather of half or one pixel creates a region of gradient to smooth the edges.

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Sure would be nice if SnagIt eventually offered that kind of feature, eh? ;)

Realistically, about the only things I personally like and use Photoshop for are the ability to do that thing where you are able to clone stuff nicely and that way cool ability to take an image and "warp" it by clicking the edge controls and distorting it. That would be oh so awesome if we could do that both in SnagIt as well as Camtasia. For example, inserting a screen capture into a slightly angled view of a  blank computer monitor or a TV or a device of some kind.
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Another option to throw on the table is to use PowerPoint to put video in to a shape.
Easy as a couple of clicks.






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