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    Tutorial: Adding Frames to your Images

    The following tutorial will show you how to create a PSD document pre-prepared with a frame layer and a background layer. This tutorial was created using Photoshop CS3, but should work equally well for most other versions.

    1) Create a new document the size you want the final image to be (6x4, 5x7, 10x8, etc.)
    File -> New
    Change Width to 10 Inches
    Change Height to 8 Inches
    Set resolution to 250 DPI (or whatever you work with)
    2) Select the entire document by hitting Select -> All
    3) Go to Select -> Modify -> Contract
    4) Set the border to the size you want (at 250 dpi, a 1cm border would be roughly 100 pixels)
    5) Invert your selection so that you are only editing the border. Do this by going to Select -> Inverse
    6) Use the Paint Bucket tool to paint the now-selected border black (or any other colour you want)
    7) Without changing your selection, cut the border out; Edit -> Cut
    8) Paste the border back in; Edit -> Paste
    -------At this point, you have a blank "stock canvas" you can readily add an image to. I'd recommend saving this somewhere as a PSD master document you can re-use any time you want to add a border to a picture--------

    9) Open your photo that you want to add a border to, then copy and paste the whole picture to your border document.
    10) Ensure the photo layer sits between the background layer and the border layer
    11) Resize\move the picture behind the border until your happy
    12) Done
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    Note that this is a very basic border, but using the same principals you can easily add a multi-layer border with black and white lines within it, etc. It's all just a matter of contracting and expanding your selection until you are happy with the size\shape, and painting in the appropriate colours into your selection.

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    Thanks for the info....appreciated.
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    People taking the time out to give me CC is always very much appreciated

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    Thanks for that.............. off to practise

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    thanks for sharing. Shall definately put into practice.
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