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John O  Storck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2006
 

Framing a photo in Lightroom or Photoshop


 
 
This question is somewhat basic and I should really know how to do this - but I don't. I'm trying to put a black frame around a photo but am at a loss on how to make this happen in either Lightroom or Photoshop... help!


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5/1/2007 12:48:14 PM

 
John Rhodes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
  John, in photoshop, select "image>Canvas Size' and check the "relative" box. This allows a border or frame around the image. Fill in the size of the border, both top/bottom and sides. Finally, select the color, in your case, black.

Hope this helps,

John


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5/1/2007 12:57:54 PM

 
Willie  L
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/28/2006
  ...also,
select the Rectangular Marquee Tool.
Then on a PC, click on your photo and
hit CTRL A. This will put a MASK around the border of your photo.

Then click EDIT and STROKE.
This will open up a window where you can select the thickness of the border and color.

Give that a try.


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5/2/2007 1:03:15 AM

 
John O  Storck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2006
  Thank you both so much, I really appreciate your input... now I can finally frame my images when appropriate!


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5/2/2007 8:50:40 AM

 
Suzanne Colson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2006
  I believe you can also do it in Lightroom. You don't have the endless possibilites as you do in Photoshop, but for a simple black border in Lightroom when you are in the print function there is a checkbox for Stroke Border. (If I find I have the words wrong I will repost later). You check it and from there you get to pick the border width. And you can see your results on the screen.


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5/2/2007 1:53:14 PM

 
John O  Storck
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/6/2006
  Hi Suzanne, when I add the border in the print function of Lightroom I can't get the border to stay on the photo when I export the image to another file on my desktop... what do you think I'm not doing correctly?


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5/2/2007 2:43:29 PM

 
Suzanne Colson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/31/2006
  I believe with Lightroom it is just a function of printing and is not designed to stay with the file. You are back to using Photoshop for a border that stays with the image.


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5/2/2007 3:10:24 PM

 
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