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Add a nice worn out frame to your images

Life’s being tough lately but I did not want to miss posting to my blog… so here is short tutorial I found out a while ago.  Hope you enjoy it!

I’ve been wanting to be able to add a nice, rough edge frames on my images for a long time and finally found out a way of doing it, although not exactly as I wanted them, but there’s always time to improve 🙂

Basically, if you’re using Photoshop, but I think this may work in Elements too, you should take these steps:

  1. Open an image in Photoshop.
  2. Select All.
  3. Choose Select > Modify > Border. Enter about 60 pixels.
  4. Feather the selection about 10 pixels.
  5. Create a new empty layer.
  6. Reset the foreground & background colors to black and white. Choose Filter > Render > Clouds.
  7. Create another new layer. With the selection still active, fill the selection on the new layer with black.
  8. Change the blending mode of the new layer to multiply. Deselect.
  9. Merge the two frame layers and change the blending mode of that merged layer to multiply.
  10. With the frame layer selected, opens the levels window. Move the right input slider to the left until you hit the edge of the histogram (and perhaps a little farther); this will increase the contrast in the frame, defining the edge.
  11. Flatten the image, save it.

You can go here and have a look at other nice tutorials to add frames to your images.

I’d love to give the frames an even more rough and weathered look… if you happen to know how to do it,  just let me know! Thanks 🙂


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This entry was posted on April 1, 2012 by in photoshop and tagged , , , .

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