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Paul Vaartjes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/24/2006
 

Photoshop: What's the easiest way to add a border


What is the easiest way to add a border in Photoshop with your name or signature in it? I know you can increase the canvas size, but is there any way to make a border with a signateure/name witch you can just paste on each time and will fit different size images?
Thanks in advance,
Paul


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1/29/2006 11:48:54 PM

 
Kip T. Berger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/20/2002
  You can create an action to be able to play that will do it. IE- click on new set and name, then click on new action and name like border. Should start recording then, open your picture, in select menu choose all, then scoll down to modify/border...choose pixel size for border, then click on edit scroll to fill, choose foreground color. Then click your text tool, choose font and size, type alt+0169 for the copyright symbol, then rest of your info(ie-2006 K.B. Studio Memories). Move the layer to position of choice,then click edit/fill and choose foreground color again. Click on File, Save as....choose to check copy, tiff, and color profile if needed. Then stop recording action. Scroll to the top of action and drag the open 1st step into trash can icon. This way when you have pictures open, the one in focus will have the action applied to it when you hit play. Make sure to click on the action arrow in action/history/tool preset window to open menu , have your set highlighted and choose to save the action. Will save generally to your default plugin folder as a .atn file. Then you can go to file menu, choose automate/batch/ and select your set/action to be applied to a set of photos.


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1/30/2006 1:06:12 AM

 
Paul Vaartjes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/24/2006
  Thanks for all the info. Will I also be able to have to 'action' insert a picture file I have of my signature into the bottom right hand corner of the border? If so, how??


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1/30/2006 1:12:29 AM

 
Paul Vaartjes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/24/2006
  I had a try, and this methos seems to cut off edges of the photo. A way around this? As I said in my question I thought about using the IMAGE > CANVAS SIZE option and increaing it by a 'relative' amount. Is this way ok? Also, still stuck on the signature. When I open the signature file, and duplicate the layer into the picture (eg- of a flower) while recording, then when I play the action, it tries to open the signature file and duplicate layer onto that flower picture, instead of the photo I'm putting the border on.
Know whats going on and how to fix it?
Thanks again for your help.
Paul


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1/30/2006 1:19:12 AM

 
Kip T. Berger
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/20/2002
  Expand your action set you recorded and look for where you opened the flower picture. Drag this to the trash can, and then when it opens the sig file, it will apply to the image open in focus. Yes you can record an action to increase the canvas size by so many pixels, then fill that, but usually you have a pre-determined ouput size, so easier for me to choose to add border to insde.


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1/30/2006 2:22:58 AM

 
Craig m. Zacarelli
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/3/2005
  or you can go download a free "frame" pr "Mat" action off the web abd manually put your sig. on it when its done.
Do a google search for "Free photoShop Actions" should pull up quite a bit.
Craig-


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1/30/2006 9:48:51 AM

 
Paul Vaartjes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/24/2006
  Thanks for the tip - I'll have a look
Paul


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1/30/2006 1:22:40 PM

 
Robyn Gwilt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/15/2005
  Hi Paul, I;ve worked out my own method, as I'm a bit slow with PS. I've created a 'brush' and saved it in "my pix file". I finish editing my pic, put borders (using canvas size adjust), as well as Paint Shop Pro - , filters, blur, sharpen etc - you just have to find what works for you, etc. I then go to File, Open (open the image with the 'brush' which I called Studio Brush", open Edit, define brush and go from there. I then place the cursor on my pic, the cursor now has the 'stamp or brush' on it. I can then decide on the size of the brush, whether I want to lighten, darken, burn, linear burn etc. I'll try to find the link which someone else posted - this really helped me. Sorry, just looked, can't find the thread, but use the search button at the top, and check out threads on copyright, brushes, watermarking etc.


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1/31/2006 12:11:43 PM

 
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