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Video Tutorial: How to Apply and Keyframe Shape Masks in Final Cut Pro X

Ashley Kennedy

Video Editing Tip: Use shape masks in Final Cut Pro X to exercise precise control during color correction!

In Final Cut Pro X, you can use shape masks to define specific areas to apply color corrections.  Not only that, but you can animate your masks over time, as well as combine them with other color correction effects like color masks.

This FCPX shape masks video tutorial will teach you how to:

  • Apply and manipulate a shape mask to your image
  • Apply color corrections to the inside and outside of your mask
  • Keyframe your mask over time
  • Combine a shape mask with a color mask

How to Use Shape Masks in Final Cut Pro X

If you want to learn more about video editing, check out PremiumBeat’s blog. It’s bursting with helpful video editing tips — including plenty for Final Cut Pro X!

Got any FCPX tips of your own that you’d like to share? Do so in the comments below!