How to make a border or frame with Photoshop ?

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Deleted user Deleted user Post 1 of 5
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Hello

I use Photoshop since few days but I would like to know how I can add a border in my puctures. I want for example to get the following result


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The photo + a black frame of 3 pixels + a coloured frame of 1 pixel + a black frame of 15 pixels.

I tried to search on the Photoshop help and on google but with no success for me.

Hope you can help me with a quick and good method to get a perfect result.

Many thanks
Laurent



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Dave Donaldson Dave Donaldson Post 2 of 5
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Go to drop down image - canvas size.

Then you can input what colour canvas you require and what dimensions using pix-cm or inches.
Oliver Suhr Oliver Suhr Post 3 of 5
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Hi Laurent,

add the frame in the same way as you did it with your Mosel-pic ;-)

I have heard some rumors about plug-ins for frames but I think using such a plug-in would be against the honour of serious digital editing.... At the end the frame has got a minor importancd...

Usually I would build a frame as shown at your example with different coloured layers and sizings.

f.e. for a pic of 900x600 pixel
- sizing of the pic to 862x562 pixel (final size minus total frame size x 2)
- conversion of the background layer to a "normal" layer.
- (canvas) resizing of the pic to 868x568 pixel
- adding a layer behind the picture layer and fill it with black
- (canvas) resizing of the pic to 870x570 pixel
- adding a layer behind the other 2 layers and fill it with red.
- rezing of the pic to 900x600 pixel
- adding a layer behind the other 3 layers and fill it with black.
- merge all layers to one background layer.

Much easier but yith correct borders would be a workflow with selections
-> sizing of the pic to f.e. 900x600
-> selecting the areas to be coloured with the marquee tool and fill it with colour....

After all: For me frames are less important, but still the "tray to serve the pic". By I have generated a couple of templates to variate and copy them to pics.......


cheers, Olli
Mu Mu Mu Mu Post 4 of 5
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Oliver's advice is maybe the best one. Work with layers.
Here is one alternative that uses the same concept and doesn't make you shrink your original image:

1. Write down the size of your image
2. create a new image with:
..background color of choice
..size: size of your image+size of you frame
3. drag your image onto the new image and center it
4. merge layers
5. repeat as many times as needed

If you only need to add a thin frame to an image though there is one easy way to do it:

1. create a layer from your image
2. in the layer menu there is an option that should read something like "layer style" or "layer properties" (Don't remember and don't have ps now sorry :) should be the third or fourth one from the top). There you will find an option called "Trace" that allows you to draw a frame of the desired thickness and color.

hope it helps
lisaobrien lisaobrien Post 5 of 5
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Hi you should try using photofilter it great
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