I am using Photoshop Elements,2022 with Windows 11.
I would like to know how to add white space to a photo, either on top for a title or on the bottom for a caption.
I know it can be done, I just don't know how. I would appreciate any help.
Thanks so much for answering my query. I am a true newbie. I did what you said and so far so good. However, the next step is to add the text; I am stuck here. I typed the citation in Word and want to cut and paste it. However, when I do this I just get a line and can't read the words. Any suggestions?
In addition to what Greg_S mentioned, there is a default Action that comes with PSE that adds a bottom border. You can access the Actions window via the menu bar Window > Actions. Select and expand the "Bottom Borders" item and select the color you want and then click the play (►) button. If you'd like a color other than the 3 choices, use the Paint Bucket tool to paint it with the color of your choice.
Thanks so much for the reply. I did what you suggested and it worked. But I am a newbie, and can't figure out how to type text in the white space or take a citation I typed in Word and paste it in. Any suggestions? I really appreciate your time on my behalf.
To type text into the white area, do the following:
A new layer will now be added to your file. You can select the layer and move it around. If you double-click on the layer, the text will be selected and you can modify it.
Depending on the size and resolution of the image, you may need to add a very high font size to make it visible. In other words, a 12 pt font in Word will be almost invisible on a standard size image. The dropdown font size menu only goes up to 72 pt but you can type in larger sizes in the box.