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Jul 02, 2008 04:28 |  #31

there are too many steps in that..

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1. The first border --- Image>Canvas Size -- click the Relative box and put 2px in for height and width, you'll see at the bottom of the dialogue box there's a box at the bottom for Canvas Extension Color, Select Black, hit ok

2. The second border --- Image>Canvas Size -- put 6px in both boxes and choose White for the Canvas Extension Colour, hit ok

3. The third border --- Image>Canvas Size -- put 50px in both boxes and choose Black for the Canvas Extension Colour, hit ok


Additional - before you do the above

1. resize image from high res -- File>Automate>Fit Image.. put 742 in both height and width (742, as alot of sites prefer 800px as the largest pixel size, if you choose 800, then the time you've added the border you'll be @ 850px)

2. Sharpening -- Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen, then

3. Edit>Fade Sharpen (60%, mode luminosity)


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Jul 02, 2008 17:48 |  #32

Thanks Bob... much easier for me but where is your music? lol.


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Jul 06, 2008 14:41 |  #33

Bob, I agree that your way is quicker if you are just using black and white. But if you want full control over color then the op is nice. Canvas Size only allows you to use Black, White, or Grey. Just something to think about if you are going to record more actions in different colors.

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there are too many steps in that..

start recording
1. The first border --- Image>Canvas Size -- click the Relative box and put 2px in for height and width, you'll see at the bottom of the dialogue box there's a box at the bottom for Canvas Extension Color, Select Black, hit ok

2. The second border --- Image>Canvas Size -- put 6px in both boxes and choose White for the Canvas Extension Colour, hit ok

3. The third border --- Image>Canvas Size -- put 50px in both boxes and choose Black for the Canvas Extension Colour, hit ok


Additional - before you do the above

1. resize image from high res -- File>Automate>Fit Image.. put 742 in both height and width (742, as alot of sites prefer 800px as the largest pixel size, if you choose 800, then the time you've added the border you'll be @ 850px)

2. Sharpening -- Filter>Sharpen>Sharpen, then

3. Edit>Fade Sharpen (60%, mode luminosity)


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Jul 06, 2008 17:17 |  #34

barosborough wrote in post #5859925 (external link)
Bob, I agree that your way is quicker if you are just using black and white. But if you want full control over color then the op is nice. Canvas Size only allows you to use Black, White, or Grey. Just something to think about if you are going to record more actions in different colors.

i guess you're using a different version of Photoshop to me then, because i can select any colour i like :)


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Jul 07, 2008 08:07 |  #35

I made this using Bobster's "borders for dummies" technique it is very easy.


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Jul 07, 2008 15:07 |  #36

Awesome Bobster. Another quick easy way to make borders. Although limited if you wanted to add beveled edges and stuff like that but still great. Thanks for adding.


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Jul 07, 2008 15:49 |  #37

TheReal7 wrote in post #5866733 (external link)
Although limited if you wanted to add beveled edges and stuff like that but still great. Thanks for adding.

hey, the title says Quick and Easy ;)


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Jul 10, 2008 18:07 |  #38

Very nice image.
I'm looking for a nice action for white museum quality beveled mats. Nothing colored They could have a black trim but of the quality you would see in a museum as opposed to arts & crafts.I'm using a Mac pro Intel, 5GB RAM Leopard 10.5.4 Photoshop CS3. Photographing with a Canon 5D and saving into Apple Aperture 2.1 Thank You.
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Jul 11, 2008 17:24 |  #39

Bobster wrote in post #5860673 (external link)
i guess you're using a different version of Photoshop to me then, because i can select any colour i like :)


I guess your right :oops:. Thanks for setting me straight.


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Jul 18, 2008 19:27 |  #40

we learn something new every day ;)


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Oct 14, 2008 23:42 |  #41

Thanks for sharing!! So much easier when you say it then when I try to figure it out alone! lol Okay, heres my go. New to PS (CS2) and was playing with this pic before I ran into this!!...


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Oct 15, 2008 00:28 |  #42

wow ! that was easy ,, thank's :)




  
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Nov 03, 2008 11:48 |  #43

Thanks for this tutorial. I am officially an action junkie now.


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Nov 03, 2008 12:01 |  #44

cvt01 wrote in post #5314235 (external link)
Probably this is an easy to answer question but I just don't get how do you keep the proportions of an image with this border. I mean if I have a 6x4 image and I add the border to it with the technique described it will throw the proportions out since you adding the same amount of pixels to both the height and the width of the image. It wont be a 6x4 image anymore so it wont print nicely on a 6x4 paper...

Depends on whether you want the border to print on the 6x4. If you do, then for a border 25px on each side, subtract 50px from each dimension in image resize, then add 50px to each dimension (from the center) in canvas resize.

If you don't want the border on the 6x4, then you'd need to save multiple copies with and without the border. The action I set up (based off this thread) saves my original size as a PSD, a borderless copy as a JPG, and a framed copy as another JPG. All with a single button press :cool:




  
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Nov 03, 2008 12:14 |  #45

MG30D wrote in post #5831965 (external link)
^how is this done....does any one know? I understand it's probably just a simple white layer over the photo, but how do you create the cut outs?

(I'm referring to the attached image from above)

Forgive the delayed response, but nobody else has answered this. It is probably indeed a white layer above the photo. To create the cut outs, use the selection tool at a fixed ratio. Then hit the delete key or edit > cut to show part of the layer beneath. It helps to reduce transparency of the white layer on the layers palette, so you can see the layer underneath as you cut.

Incidentally, this is the same way you matte pictures to oval shapes, etc, but that would probably be a topic for another thread.




  
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