Adobe Premiere: 4 Creative Ways to Use Masking While You Edit

This is a nice video that quickly goes through four ways you could mask portions of your video during the editing process. Masking can be used for a variety of things from covering up something you don’t want the viewer to see to lightening a specific portion of your video.

From a journalistic standpoint, you shouldn’t be removing parts of your video and replacing it with another part, that’s changing what actually happened and that’s a journalistic no-no. However, these techniques could be useful for a PSA or some promotional video that you’re making.

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Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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