Photography ~ How To Add A Border To A Picture

Photography, How To Add A Border To A Picture step by step picture tutorial

Recently I was working on a banner for my shop.

In the end I realized I could really use a border around the whole picture.

So I searched a little and have put together this very easy method.

I though I’d share it with you because sooner or later information like this usually comes in handy.

 

Here are the instructions:

Photography, How To Add A Border To A Picture step by step picture tutorial, open the picture in your editing program, in this tutorial I am using Photoshop Elements 8, in the upper menu bar got to select all, marching ants - flashing lines, will appear around your picture now

1. Open the picture in your editing program with FILE -> OPEN.

In this tutorial I am using Photoshop Elements 8.

 

2. In the upper menu bar go to SELECT-> ALL.

‘Marching ants’ (flashing lines) will appear around your picture now.

 

Photography, How To Add A Border To A Picture step by step picture tutorial, in the right-hand layer palette click on the create a new layer icon

3. In the right-hand layer palette click on the ‘Create a new layer’ icon.

 

Photography, How To Add A Border To A Picture step by step picture tutorial, make sure that your newly opened layer in the right-hand layer palette is highlighted

4. Make sure that your newly opened layer (in the right-hand layer palette) is highlighted.

 

Photography, How To Add A Border To A Picture step by step picture tutorial, return back to the upper menu bar, press select, modify, border, a little window will pop up, in this window choose the width of your border in pixels

5. Now return back to the upper menu bar. Press SELECT -> MODIFY -> BORDER.

A little window will pop up. In this window choose the width of your border in pixels.

I was going for a rather slim border so I chose 1 pixel only.

After all, I am a humble girl.

 

Photography, How To Add A Border To A Picture step by step picture tutorial, in the left-hand tools palette, click the bucket fill icon and choose the desired color of your border, to choose the color, just click on the the set the foreground color icon and then choose the color you like

6. Now, in the left-hand tools palette, click the bucket fill icon (a) and choose the desired color of your border (b).

To choose the color, just click on the ‘set the foreground color’ icon and then choose the color you like.

 

Photography, How To Add A Border To A Picture step by step picture tutorial, move your mouse over the border of your picture and click, you shold now see a color-filled border around your image, in the upper menu, click select, deselect

7. Move your mouse over the border of your picture and click.

You should now see a color-filled border around your image.

 

8. Now, in the upper menu, go SELECT -> DESELECT.

 

Photography, How To Add A Border To A Picture step by step picture tutorial, if you find the border a little too strong, you now have a chance to decrease its opacity, to do so, just move the opacity slider in the right-hand layer palette until you are please with the look of your border, press Ctrl Shift E on PC or Command Shift E on mac to flatten all layers into one, press Ctrl Shift S on PC or Command Shift S on mac to save the picture

9. This step is not necessary, but if you find the border a little too strong, you now have a chance to decrease its opacity.

To do so, just move the opacity slider (in the right-hand layer palette) until you are pleased with the look of your border.

 

10. Press Ctrl+Shift+E (on PC)/Command+Shift+E (on Mac) to flatten all layers into one.

 

11. Finally, press Ctrl+Shift+S (on PC)/Command+Shift+S (on Mac) to save the picture.

And that’s it.

 

Photography, How To Add A Border To A Picture step by step picture tutorial, before and after comparison

And here’s the picture again – before and after.

Enjoy, dear friends.

Petra

 

2 Responses to Photography ~ How To Add A Border To A Picture

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    Asma says:

    have you tried photoscape? Its so simple and love the borders it provide :)

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