Video:Adobe Photoshop Photo Framewith Isaac Brody
Make your favorite photo look polished and elegant- learn how to add a tasteful faux frame to the image itself with Adobe Photoshop.See Transcript
Transcript:Adobe Photoshop Photo FrameHi, I m Isaac Brody for About.com Computing.
Today I'll teach you how to create a realistic tasteful photo-frame for your pictures in Photoshop CS2. I've already got Photoshop open with a picture.
Setting Canvas SettingsAfter your photo is open go to Image, Canvas Size. This brings up the canvas size window. Check the box for relative. And change your measure of units to pixels under width and height.
Make sure the canvas extension color is set to white. Under width and height I'll use 50 for both and click, OK.
There we go, a very basic no frills frame for our photos. We could stop there, but let's take it a step further.
Additional Frame LinesClick on the rectangular marquee tool on your left hand toolbar, and let's create a smaller rectangle halfway between the outside frame and picture. Now click on create a new layer. And double-click on the layer name and name it inside border.
Photoshop Photo Frame Fills and EffectsNow fill the inside border by going to Edit, Fill. Under contents we'll change use to Black and click, OK. We lost our picture, but don't worry, it's just hidden for the moment.
Our rectangle is still selected, but we need to contract it. So go to Select, Modify, and hit CONTRACT. Insert a value of 3, and click OK.
Now we'll go back to Edit, Fill, and under contents we'll change the use to White and click, OK. The inner white rectangle is still selected so hit delete, or go to Edit, Clear to remove the white rectange.
And hit ctrl + D on pc, or CMD + D on mac to collapse the rectangle. We've got a tasteful looking inner border now.
Frame ShadowsWe could stop there, but let's take it one step further and play with the blending options. Double click on the inside border layer icon. Click on Dropshadow. The default options are alright, nothing great, I tend to like things more subtle. Change the distance to 0, the spread to 0, and a size of 5. I'll take the opacity down to 50 percent. I'll use the multiply blending mode and click OK.
I use this because it just gives a picture a subtle amount of depth to make it stand out.
And that's how you create a realistic photo frame. Thanks for watching. For more information, please visit us online at Computing.About.com
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