What is your program? Photoshop Elements 10 or Premiere Elements 10? If this is a Photoshop Elements question, then you have posted in the wrong forum. Somehow your thread has been posted in the Adobe Premiere Elements Forum (video editing), not the Adobe Photoshop Elements Forum (photo editing).
However, see if this works in Photoshop Elements 10 which I believe is the program that you are probably using and asking about.
If otherwise, please explain further giving the Premiere Elements version and computer operating system involved.
No, I actually did mean Premiere Elements 10 under Win 7...But thanks for the Photoshop Elements 10 suggestion
Create a color matte of the desired color and place it on video track 1. Then place your video on track 2.
Create a colored matte for a background
You can create a clip consisting of a full‑frame matte of solid color, which you can use as a solid background for titles or animated clips.
Brightly colored mattes can serve as temporary backgrounds to help you see transparency more clearly while you adjust a key effect.
- Click Project Assets.
- In the Project Assets panel, click New Item from the panel options and choose Color Matte.
- Choose a color in the Adobe Color Picker dialog box, and click OK.
A color matte clip is placed into both the Project Assets panel and the Expert view timeline.
Dear Peru Bob,
Exactly where is Project Assets, I've looked in every pull-down menu and can't seem to find it...
Thanks for the follow up information.
There is no Projects Assets in Premiere Elements 10, your version. There is in versions, 11, 12, and 13 which an entirely different workspaces
than 10 and earlier.
New Item icon to the left of the Trash icon
Clip with transparency on Video 2....remember the black you see there is not a color but is the project's representation for transparency.
If it were the color black, then no go.
Color Matte on Video 1
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Follow ATR's directions. I don't use Premiere Elements any longer (I use Premiere Pro) and was just assembling information from Adobe to attempt to give more specific information on how to do what I suggested. Sorry for the confusion.
(If ATR hasn't already answered the question in a thread, I usually give an answer that tells what to do, but not how to do it in the specific version. ATR usually follows up and gives a better answer than I have provided. )
Thanks. Just a supplemental answer.