creating boarders for images

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I am trying to create a colored border around an image.   i tried using the rectangl tool but it doesnt have an option for no fill. thanks judy

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LEGEND , Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020
Hi Judy Open the image in the Expert workspace Press Ctrl+A to select all From the menu choose Edit >> Stroke Try 25 pixels on the inside and set color to white or as preferred – see image. Click OK then press Ctrl+D to deselect. Depending on your image size you may need to experiment with the pixel width.  Or use inches or centimetres instead of pixels e.g. 1 in, 2 cm etc. If you don’t wish to encroach on the inside of your photo simply extend the canvas. Image >> Resize >> Canvas Size In the ...

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020
Try this: Open the image Set the foreground color chip to the desired color for the border in the color picker Go to Select menu>all Open  a blank layer above the Background layer with the image Go to Edit menu>Stroke(outline) selection. In the dialog that opens, place the stroke inside. For width, try 6-8 px (experiment). Color should be defined from step #2. ok it If the stroke is unsatisfactory, delete Layer 1 and try again

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Enthusiast , Mar 10, 2020 Mar 10, 2020
Hi Judy,This short video pairs well with 99jon's and hatstead's excellent suggestions.

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Hi Judy

Open the image in the Expert workspace

Press Ctrl+A to select all

From the menu choose Edit >> Stroke

Try 25 pixels on the inside and set color to white or as preferred – see image.

Click OK then press Ctrl+D to deselect.

Depending on your image size you may need to experiment with the pixel width. 

Or use inches or centimetres instead of pixels e.g. 1 in, 2 cm etc.

Stroke.jpg

If you don’t wish to encroach on the inside of your photo simply extend the canvas.

Image >> Resize >> Canvas Size

In the images below you can see the original dimensions of 8.3 x 5.5 inches. I simply added one inch to each dimension and clicked OK & re-saved.

CanvasOrig.jpg

CanvasOrig+1.jpg

 

 

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Try this:

 

  • Open the image
  • Set the foreground color chip to the desired color for the border in the color picker
  • Go to Select menu>all
  • Open  a blank layer above the Background layer with the image
  • Go to Edit menu>Stroke(outline) selection. In the dialog that opens, place the stroke inside. For width, try 6-8 px (experiment). Color should be defined from step #2. ok it
  • If the stroke is unsatisfactory, delete Layer 1 and try again

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Hi Judy,

This short video pairs well with 99jon's and hatstead's excellent suggestions.

Find more video's like this at http://www.elementsbox.com. In this screencast we show how easy it is to add a border to an image in Photoshop Elements.

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