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Digital Photography Technique => Digital Darkroom => Topic started by: gazraa on May 31, 2005, 12:36:41 PM
If you are displaying your images on a web site, at a camera club or in a portfolio, presentation can go a long way to the success of your image.
By just adding a thin border to your image, you can instantly give your image a more polished and professional look.
This is one way to do it, although there are many other ways too:
1. Produce your image as you want it
2. Resize it to your desired presentation size
3. Perform any sharpening if needed
4. Assuming your image is now flattened with only a background layer
5. Select the whole layer by pressing Ctrl + A or by holding down Ctrl and clicking in the little thumbnail next to the background layer in the layers pallette.
6. Go to Edit > Stroke
7. Choose a suitable colour, white or black generally work well
8. Choose a width. For a thin border 10px should be fine but this does depend on the overall size of your image.
9. Select Inside - this will mean that some of your image will be hidden under the border
10. Click OK
11. Press Ctrl + D to deselect the selection
12. Save the image.
.... you can just go into Image > Canvas Size. And increase the canvas size of your image by 10 pixels vertically and horizontally
The image will stay the same size. Say 600x400 >>> change to 610 x 410, and you will get a 5 pixel border all around the image.
The colour of the border will be the colour defined in your 'set background colour' on your Tools floating menu thing
yep that's another way...
that's the thing about photoshop, so many ways to achieve the same result
Here is a script I found in another forum. This works great. Hope it helps you out. There is one for PS CS and one for PS CS2.
Edit: Sorry didn't know he was charging now. It was free.