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Leonid Strizhevskiy
 

How to Make a Frame Around a Photo


Can I make a frame around a pic in PS? How? Thanks.


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3/21/2004 7:07:02 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
  What type of frame? You can make the canvas size bigger, thus providing some framing, if this is what you're after ...


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3/21/2004 7:26:04 PM

 
Leonid Strizhevskiy   Thanks. Let us say a simple black rectangular around the print.


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3/21/2004 7:36:17 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
  Simple enough: Image, Canvas Size (fill out the boxes for width and height and say okay). And then fill the new border with whatever colour (in your case black) and save.

Also, you should save the file with a new name and keep the original. That way you can go back to it if there's any bleeding around the fill and until you get the hang of creating borders (always a good idea to keep the original file).


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3/21/2004 7:44:37 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
  Forgot to mention that you should save the file with a new name and keep the original, that way you can go back to it if there's any bleeding around the fill and until you get the hang of creating borders.... (always a good idea to keep the original file)...


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3/21/2004 7:47:42 PM

 
Michael Kaplan   There are a lot of ways to make a frame around your pictures but the easiest is to use someone else’s frames that were made into an action for programs like Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. There are many around that offer free actions as well as many programs you can purchase. I personally like the free ones :).

One person to make a lot of freebies is Bud Guinn. You can see some of his work on his PBase site here: http://www.pbase.com/budguinn/root . You can see examples under Frames_Examples as well as some actions he has made for artistic changes as well as some of his work (he's good). You can download his frames from www.photozo.com/forums. In order to download anything you must join the forum (it is free). You can then look around the 'software, editing & actions' board and you will find many free actions including all of Bud's.

For Elements users, you should check out this site: http://www.geocities.com/rnlnero/PE2stuff2.html as there are links for all of Bud's stuff along with others and a special program to allow Elements users to run PS actions on Elements.

Also this site has MANY links to Photoshop or Elements actions: http://www.canonians.com/actions.htm

You can also do a Google search for 'Bud Guinn Frames' or 'Bud Guinn Action' or 'PS action frames free' for links to many more free goodies.
Michael Kaplan
Canon EOS-10D
http://www.pbase.com/mkaplan


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3/23/2004 4:42:19 AM

 
Leni Gaston   Could someone please explain better how to put a frame around a picture in PS? After putting in the canvas size in image what is then the next step to getting a plain black border around the picture?


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3/23/2004 6:43:42 AM

 
Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
  As long as you have clean edges, you can just use the paint bucket and do a fill (make sure to keep your original file to go back to)...

hth


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3/23/2004 6:53:59 PM

 
Michael F. Millay   Also- Just "Select All" then - Edit "Stroke"-Inside, etc. (see Menu-Option Box).
Try different "Sizes" with Pixels amount (this will also vary on Effect Depending on the RESOLUTION of the Photo).

AND.. Serach Web for : PHOTOTOOLS Filters. If U Get it - See BEVELS - VERY Cool.

. Sharpshooter


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3/23/2004 10:35:41 PM

 
Gianna Stadelmyer
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/7/2004
  I find the fill method frustrating at times. In Paint Shop Pro 8, you can go to Image/Add Border, then type in the border size. For a thin line, try 8, for a bit thicker, try 20. While here, you can choose what color you want without having to worry about fill bleeding. You will get a crisp, clear border around your photo. I often use one color in an 8 and then go back with another coordinating color in a 20 for a "double matted" look.


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3/24/2004 4:53:12 AM

 
Eric Highfield
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/16/2003
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Actually, you don't need to do the Fill method in Photoshop either. Just click on the "Background" colour box to select a new colour BEFORE you increase the canvas size. In the image above, I've changed the background colour to a shade of blue. Now, if I increase the canvas size by 1 inch, I will end up with a 1 inch blue border without having to use fill. Simple as that! Hope this helps


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3/24/2004 2:34:51 PM

 
Damian P. Gadal
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2002
  That's dead on, doesn't get any easier than that!


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3/24/2004 2:41:09 PM

 
Leni Gaston   Thanks everyone for all the good info. I really appreciate it!


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3/24/2004 8:05:02 PM

 
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