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Adding Borders in Photoshop

Second video tut :D
I still hope to work on the occassional stuttering in the future...
And for all the folks who wonder: that accent is German ^^;

There will be a written Darkroom Tutorial one day - it is in the process of being made and it is a monster. I just thought some things would be nice to be shown in addition to written down.

EDIT: the Darkroom Tutorial is done! [link]

DON'T press download, it'll screw up the aspect ratio and look like shit instead of letting you actually download the file.

A very basic tutorial about how to add even borders around an image using Image > Canvas Size and how to extend your canvas to accomodate your title and signature. If that part doesn't interest you, you can skip to 3:50min and listen to the second part of the tutorial that deals with how to use brushes to pretty up your borders.

:omg: I forgot to mention that you can use Layer Styles on your image layer (and on the grouped brush layer) for some neat effects, too. Drop shadows can look kinda neat, as can strokes -- but for the love of the irmel, please don't just randomly add styles to everything you do! Try using them sparingly and try changing the settings - default settings can only get you so far, you know.

And I forgot to tell you that you can check the box that says "relative" and just punch in your amout of pixels you want the canvas to expand by - no more calculating for the lazy ones ;P ~ thank you =JohnnySix for letting me know!

Photoshop Version:
Even though I'm using CS3 Extended, this will work in all Photoshop version from PS 7 and up (below I don't know - in Elements most likely only to an extent because that's not a full Photoshop version).

File Size:
over 10 Mb so be patient, let it load a bit before you start it to prevent it from hacking up.

approximately 7 minutes
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800x618px 9.98 MB
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Nice tuts...I have just started up learning cs3 and this really helped.  thank you
Attani's avatar
Thank you. I appreciate your tutorials!
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Lunatic9289's avatar
habe mir gerade dein Tutorial angesehen. Dadurch, dass du einen deutschen Akzent hast, konnte ich es ganz gut verstehen ;)
Ich wusste gar nicht, dass man die Brushes auch drehen kann... Ich habe die immer auf einzelne Ebenen gesetzt und dann gedreht...
Das ist gut zu wissen, dass es auch anders geht :)
devianb's avatar
Nice little tutorial. I enjoy seeing how others use Photoshop.
nightingale680's avatar
very nice tutorial
Candys-Killer's avatar
Wonderful tutorial!
tails509's avatar
arphot's avatar
Great tutorial !
You teach very well!
My English not very well but still understand!!!
Can you teach more please!!!
Smudgeproof's avatar
I already knew most of this tutorial and then you wowed me with the last minute or two with the brush layer becoming a "mask" only on the photo layer. Very cool. Thanks for sharing.
FairysFair's avatar
brilliant !!!!!
Very interesting!!!! I enjoyed your tutorial very much!!!!!

Best regards, Lois Bryan
I love your accent it's so calming and hypnotic. Hehe. What grunge brush did you use, do you know where you got the border? I am trying to find a good one and can never find them.
kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
it was one of my own brushes, it's available in my gallery :)
iceblonde's avatar
thank you so much! That was very help full!
Please check out hometown glory on my page for the results :)
iceblonde's avatar
Which brush did you use to make the boarder? I cannot find it in my brush list.

kuschelirmel-stock's avatar
you have to download something fitting, there are some grunge brushes in my gallery
PsychoTori's avatar
So nice of you Jasmine! I LOVED THIS = )
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