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What color matt for this frame/picture combo? Need to order by tonight!

 
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Feb 12, 2012 17:18 |  #1

I had the photo below printed on metallic paper at 24x36 inches!

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What color mat do you think would look best? I'm going to go with a 1 inch mat all the way around. I'm just buying a 24x36 frame since the custom size up is about twice as much!

Ive ordered the frame: black wood, modern design, 1.75 inch framing. all cuts on the wood are 90 degrees.

i'm going to order the mat in a few hours, so any opinions would be great!



  
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Feb 12, 2012 17:28 |  #2

I'll be first. A nice heavy grade museum white




  
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Feb 12, 2012 17:35 |  #3

Well, I would have said black with a white core, but maybe with the black frame that would be too much. :eek:


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Feb 12, 2012 17:45 |  #4

Simulate it in Photoshop and post it for us to decide on. You don't need to photoshop the frame in, just extend the canvas with white to simulate the matt, then black for the frame, save, then fill the white with black. It won't look like real life but will give you an idea.

First thought: don't frame it, block mount it so it has no border. If you must use a matt.... black I think.


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Feb 12, 2012 17:51 |  #5

tim wrote in post #13875049 (external link)
Simulate it in Photoshop and post it for us to decide on. You don't need to photoshop the frame in, just extend the canvas with white to simulate the matt, then black for the frame, save, then fill the white with black. It won't look like real life but will give you an idea.

First thought: don't frame it, block mount it so it has no border. If you must use a matt.... black I think.

Yeah, what Tim said. Create multiple layers under the original, one for the mat (larger than image) and one for the frame (even larger), and change the fill color of those layers as desired. Select the original image and then stroke the selection with the width of a few pixels to simulate the core of the mat (if different color than the mat surface).


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Feb 12, 2012 17:54 |  #6

i dont have photoshop! that was all done in DPP.

i was thinking white would look best though with the black frame/mostly dark photo




  
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Feb 12, 2012 17:57 |  #7

how about a silver metallic or brushed stainless steel look?


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Feb 12, 2012 18:11 |  #8

i love the silver metallic idea, i think that may be what i'm going with.

great call!




  
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Feb 13, 2012 09:29 |  #9

Make sure to post a picture of it after you have it framed.


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Feb 13, 2012 09:35 |  #10

Thinking only of the image and not the location, a modern take on a gold frame would show it beautifully. I'd probably choose something like off-white or Ivory for the matt.


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Feb 13, 2012 15:47 |  #11

Black frame, white matt. Will really make the metallic stand out.


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Feb 13, 2012 18:33 |  #12

i went with a slight metallic silver/aluminum color matte. the frame is black modern wood (not an expensive frame, just got it in a pinch to see how it looked.

everything should be here friday. will post the final result.




  
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Feb 13, 2012 18:42 |  #13

just had another thought...since this photo is so large, should i have it mounted on foam board or something or will be be alright taped to the matt and stuck in the frame as it?




  
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