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    Frames for photographs

    Evening all. Can anyone suggest a method of putting frames round pictures please? I don't have anything that would do it in my editing prog. and I think that a frame would enhance a pic sometimes.

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    Re: Frames for photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Squirrel View Post
    Evening all. Can anyone suggest a method of putting frames round pictures please? I don't have anything that would do it in my editing prog. and I think that a frame would enhance a pic sometimes.
    This is what I do: In photoshop, I make a new blank layer. Then increase the canvas size by a fraction of the original picture or as many pixels as you wish. You can fill in the blank layer with any color you want. You can also put your signature on it if you want. Then select the picture layer which I move on top of the blank new layer and in blending modes use drop shadow to make the main image layer distinct from the new underlying blank layer I created.


    You can record this as an action and do it automatically for all your pictures.

    I am sure others will explain this in an easier way later today!

    Welcome to the CiC forums by the way!

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    Re: Frames for photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Squirrel View Post
    Evening all. Can anyone suggest a method of putting frames round pictures please? I don't have anything that would do it in my editing prog. and I think that a frame would enhance a pic sometimes.
    Hi "Red",

    The first question that springs to mind is "what post-processing program are you using?"

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    Re: Frames for photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by Colin Southern View Post
    Hi "Red",

    The first question that springs to mind is "what post-processing program are you using?"
    If you are using Lightroom you can get a plugin called Mogrify. One of it's many functions is to put borders on your shots. It is donation ware.

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    Re: Frames for photographs

    Thank you Alis that's one option I could try.
    I use Elements 6 Colin.

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    Re: Frames for photographs

    Would be nice if there was a collection of stylized frames out there to download for free.

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    Re: Frames for photographs

    Yes that was what I was hoping for too KentDub.

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    Re: Frames for photographs

    Quote Originally Posted by KentDub View Post
    Would be nice if there was a collection of stylized frames out there to download for free.
    Disclaimer: I have no idea what any of these are like, but you could take a look here where there is a section of "Frames and Mattes".

    Oh, I nearly forgot: there's Adobe Exchange as well!

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