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The Complete Guide to the Picture Framing Process

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Picture framing and matting can be an “easy”, quick process; but also can be a longer, elaborate process as well. Depending on the types of outcomes you’re wanting to achieve, there are a few steps, or many, that you will need to know and follow to obtain the best results. The following sections will present to you all the “in’s and out’s” of picture framing, mat cutting, and more.

Section 1: Introduction to Picture Framing & Matting

Mat Cutting

Cutting mat board sheet to size

Cutting a single rectangle mat

Cutting a Double rectangle mat

Cutting a stepped corner rectangular mat

Cutting an Inlay Mat

Cutting a V groove mat

Adding decorative ink lines to rectangular mats

Cutting multiple opening mats

Cutting oval and circle mats