Making a simple border on photoshop

31 Aug

hmm…. here we go again, originally uploaded by *Gracie.

Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved

On the top toolbar – hit Image – then hit resize – then hit canvas size.

There are 2 choices – width and height with arrows next to the boxes. Change from inches to pixels

There is a little box at the bottom left that says “relative” – make sure that box is checked.

The color choices are at the bottom with an arrow to choose from.

On most of my photos, I use the height only – leaving width empty or 0!

Your picture size will determine how many pixels you will need –

For starters – try using 100 and see if that’s too much or too little – adjust accordingly.

(if you make a mistake or don’t like the results – hit the edit button on top toolbar and click “undo”)

If you want to add more border to the top or bottom, there is a box that says anchor at the bottom with arrows. I push the bottom middle arrow and then use 200 in the height box again – you will have to change from inches to pixels with each step. (same would apply to width, as well)

That will give you the kind of border I’ve been using but experiment.

If you want a regular border all around the picture, just put the same number in both height and width.


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3 responses to “Making a simple border on photoshop

  1. Andre

    August 31, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Thanks for the tips. Welcome back!! 🙂

  2. elois

    August 31, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you so much for the Photoshop tips. Hope to read more of it. Can i make a request. Could you please start in level one of photoshop. lol. Thanks.

  3. Gracie

    August 31, 2008 at 11:54 pm

    I’m a beginner too, elois! 😉


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