But What About…?

Click on tabs below for answers to questions frequently asked about QuickMats4

  • Q: What hardware and software do I need to run QuickMats 4?

    A: QuickMats 4 works with any Macintosh or Windows computer running Photoshop or Elements. You will need 6 GB of free space on your hard drive.

  • Q: Can I use Photoshop Elements?

    A: Yes! QuickMats will work with any modern version of Elements that supports Actions.

  • Q: I'm not a Photoshop genius. Can I learn QuickMats 4?

    A: The hyperlinked interactive table of contents helps you quickly locate and information you need, and the high-resolution video tutorials set the standard for quality and ease of learning. Even the most inexperienced user can build his or her first QuickMat in just a few minutes.

  • Q: How do you present your finished QuickMats to your clients?

    A: John has his photo lab print the QuickMats files on regular photo paper. They are coated with a luster acrylic lacquer spray and mounted to artboard or masonite to eliminate the need for glass; then they are framed. Of course, you can use glass in your frames if you prefer. Under glass, they are virtually indistinguishable from real mats. (Except, of course, you can be much more creative with your QuickMats presentation.) To keep the glass away from the print, we recommend spacers such as those sold by Frametek. Many QuickMats users also print their images on inkjet printers.

  • Q: Can you use textured photo paper such as canvas, watercolor or linen?

    A: Yes, but because you can add different textures to both the inside and the outside mats (and even the photo itself), the use of textured paper redundant and unnecessary. John uses E surface photo paper, and luster inkjet paper for his QuickMats images.

  • Q: How much do I charge for the QuickMats photos I create?

    A: John has been selling QuickMats to his portrait and fine art photography clients since 1999, and has experimented with several selling options and price points for a wide variety of QuickMats products. He has produced an instructional video that contains a well-reasoned and field tested method of pricing for QuickMats that benefits both you and your customer.

  • Q: Can I see a closeup of a QuickMat image before I buy?

    A: Yes! Click here to see some sample QuickMats 4 files in larger sizes.