when I want to add a frame to my photo, I get the frame. But, it is all ways much smaler than my picture. I know how to reposition the image within the frame but is there a way to make the frame itself larger, in other words, make the frame as large as the photo is, the whole thing? If I leave the frame small as it appears on the photo, it cuts the size of the photo all most in half. the frame needs to fit the entire image size not just half of it.
I don't know which version of PSE that you have. There have been previous reports of difficulty with the stock frames built into the software. I shall provide you with a tutorial to make your own frames suitable for a photo of any dimension. Before we start, open the Effects palette - it should be under Window>Effects. Once you have the panel in view, in the drop-down locate Bevels>Scalloped edge. Then in the drop-down locate Patterns>Wood..
1. Open the picture file. This will be the Background layer
2. Go to Select>all. You should see "marching ants" outline surrounding the picture
3. Open a blank layer above the Background layer (Layer 1)
4. With Layer 1 active, go to Edit>Stroke(outline)selection. Make stroke width 20 px (you may have to adjust this for a frame width suitable for your purpose.) Place the stroke inside. Color does not matter.
5. Open the Effects panel and go to the wood pattern, and apply.
6. Open the Bevels>Scalloped Edge, and apply
7. On Layer 1 you should see a little f in the Layers palette. Double click on this to bring up Style settings. Use sliders to fine-tune the bevel.
8. Press CTRL+D to get rid of the marching ants.
thanks, I'll see if I can do it.
. . . Or use the free transform tool (Ctrl+T) to resize the size of the frame by click and dragging the handles. Depending on the aspect ratios of the frame and the photo and the type of frame used, the frame graphics may become distorted.
thank you for the tip.
With the Move Tool selected you can right click on the image and click Fit Frame To Photo
thank you, I'll try it.
thank you very much.
thank you, I just watched the video.