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Photoshop Video Tutorial – Easy Photo Frames and Borders

The holiday season is fast approaching and we’re soon going to be running around like headless chickens to get everything done in time. So why not get a head start with your Christmas photo postcard! 🙂

And what makes your photo pop? A cool looking border or frame around it!

In this Photoshop video tutorial, I’ll show you how to quickly make borders around your photos. No more guestimating! Your borders will always be the same width all the way around.

And since it’s gift buying time, here are my top Photoshop book suggestions for you. If you prefer photography books, here are Yanik’s Photo School’s suggestions this year.


The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers

Adobe Photoshop CS3: Classroom in a Book

Layers: The Complete Guide to PS’s Most Powerful Feature

15 responses on "Photoshop Video Tutorial - Easy Photo Frames and Borders"

  1. Hello…

    Thank You so much for this site and the videos…
    I have CS4 and after I select ALL I go to modify and
    Im not able to select that choice…

    Any ideas as to why?

    Thank You for your help and Cant wait to see the other videos

  2. @ Yanik image> canvas size. ad desired pixels.

  3. Great stuff! Thanks!

  4. thx very much
    i want to know which program you used to capture the screen
    please
    someone answer

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    @ AlpineSoul

    Sorry but I’m still on CS3. I’ll only upgrade this summer when I upgrade my computer. 🙂

  6. hi, thanx for you great tutorials.

    I don’t know if you’ve switched to CS4(today being march 2009), but the select-modify-contract no longer works if the border of a selection reaches the end of a canvas. I was wondering if you had a work around for this, like changing settings…?

    (the way i do it is just temporarily expand the canvas a little, make the selection and modify(contract), and then erase the temporary canvas that was just made. its alittle annoying.. 🙂 )

  7. Thank you so much for this easy to follow tutorial!

  8. Thank you for placing these great tutorials on-line. Because I am unhappy about the way my pictures look on-line, I was researching information for the correct way to crop and save for best quality. I want the highest largest photo to be displayed for quality; I am not concerned about my photos being stolen because zenfolio provides watermarks to be placed over pictures, etc.

    Just like your example in the video, I normally change the dpi to 300, but in the future, I will not do that.

    I will continue to search for the correct way to put pictures on the web. So I won’t have to put a note on my website stating “pictures may appear dark but this is not the final product.” I want my clients to immediately be proud of their pictures and want to show them off which in turn will be advertisement for me.

    Thanks a bunch!

  9. Thanks for that – very helpful

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    @ Ian

    Go into Image-Mode- 8bit 🙂

  11. This is a silly question but the filter gallery is greyed out. I am editing a raw file which is in 16bit. How do I get it to be 8bit?

  12. Really nice tutorial… thanks

  13. I love the Contract/Expand Selection functions in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements; I use them all the time. This is a great tutorial, very thorough and informative, useful for pretty much any Photoshopper whether they are a beginner or advanced user.

  14. Well, after 5 (embarrassing years) of Photoshop I did not know this simple trick! Thx so much for spilling the beans!
    Debbi

  15. OMG! Contract selection!!! I have never thought of that!! and ya.. GEES! it’s THAT easy!?!
    good one!

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