What can you do to make your photo stand out? The answer could be as easy as putting in an edge within Photoshop CC!
You can also alter the thickness or width of your border. If you’d like, change the borders’ widths at the top and bottom, distinct from the widths of the wall on the sides. Photoshop gives you complete control over the fences you design.
Solid borders are available in classic rectangular and square shapes. However, they can also be altered to include the corners rounded to give a more geometric appearance. Round corners look amazing in all sorts of photographs!
Photoshop can also help you design custom borders if you’re looking for something other than a standard frame around your photo. With the brush tool in Photoshop, you can design any type of border that you would like to create.
For instance, you can make use of a chalk-like brush to create a chalkboard border around your photo. You could also choose an image-based leaf pattern brush create a wall of fallen leaves to your Image. With Photoshop’s huge collection of meetings, the options are yours!
The two types of borders must be applied to the Image after you’ve finished editing. Check that all of the editing of your photos is completed, including creating warmth and adjusting the exposure before making your border. Borders can only be built on single layers. Therefore, your background photo must be on a single layer.
Easiest Ways to Add a Border in Photoshop
Maybe you’d like to add a Polaroid frame to a photo of the family. You may want to make an individual border on your photograph of landscapes image. Whatever the reason, this tutorial will help you.
Once you’ve figured out what types of borders Photoshop can make, Let’s discuss how to make your borders.
What are the most efficient methods to create a border in Photoshop?
Creating a Solid Border
The simplest border to design is an unbreakable frame. To make an attractive border, start by opening your photo using Photoshop.
To create the tutorial, I’ll work using an unretouched image:
If you’re adding an edge to an altered image that has multiple layers, be sure you smooth out the layers first.
To flatten layers in Photoshop CS or CC, select all active layers within the Layers panel located at the bottom of the right part of the workspace. Select the right-click option and choose the option to Flatten Image in the menu.
Your workspace will appear like this:
Next, open the layer panel Once more. Locate the layer that contains your Image. Hit the padlock icon for the layers to be unlocked.
The name of the layer will change when you click the padlock. Your photo will now be included within “Layer 0.” Feel free to name this layer however you’d prefer.
The next step is to increase the size of the canvas to ensure that there’s enough space for the border. Select the Image tab and then Canvas Size at the top of the Photoshop toolbar.
When the dialogue box pops up, ensure that you check for Relative. Next, enter your desired width for your border. In this instance, I’ve decided to make 2 inches of frame around my Image.
In this dialog box, you can also select the color of your border. Look for it by clicking on the Canvas extensions color at the bottom of the box and choose the color you’d prefer. I’ve decided to go with a simple design, using an uncolored border.
Once you’ve finished these steps, your Image will now have borders! You can alter the size of your wall by changing the size of the canvas.
Creating a Custom Border in Photoshop
If an unadorned border doesn’t appeal to you, don’t be afraid! The Photoshop CS’s brush tool makes it easy to design custom borders.
Open your Image within Photoshop:
This time, I’m going to leave this picture unmodified. If you’re working on multiple layers, Flattenthem now.
The next step is to make the Layer mask for this photo. Layer masks allow us to hide and show parts of the Image without modifying it in any way.
To create a mask, select the Adjustment Layer icon located near the end of the panel. Then, choose Solid Color from the choices that pop up.
Pick a hue to create your border.
After you’ve chosen one color, you’ll notice how the hue of the layer you made is changed to match that color.