Wednesday, 21 July 2010
I'm using Paint Shop Pro but you could make the same border in Photoshop. This is how I do it, although there may be other ways to do it!
If you simply want a coloured border go to Image, Add borders. Make sure symmetric is ticked and choose a pixel size - I usually go for 3 or 5 and colour black, ok, if all you want is a thin black border. You can go on to add to this: go to add borders again and this time increase the pixel size (your choice), I usually pick about 35 pixels and the colour white OK. Add borders again and choose 3 or 5 pixels colour black ok. This leaves you with a white border which you can fill with a colour of your choice. Use the dropper tool to pick a colour in your image and then fill the white border using the flood fill tool.
An alternative to filling with a colour is to copy a pattern from your image and use this to fill the white border; I could tell you how I do it if anyone would like to know!!