Photoshop ONLY. In a previous post we have shown and provided Actions for you to add a coloured border to an image based on the Average Colour of an image, or by you selecting a specific colour. This Action is aimed at showing you how to go one step further and add any ‘texture’ as a border yet retain all the original content of the image.
The steps are really very simple :
- Identify a ‘texture’ to act as a border for your image.
- Run the Action and when it stops it will open your file browser.
- Select the required ‘texture’ file.
- Make sure it is equal (or bigger) in size to your image – resize it if necessary, this post will help if you are unsure of how to do that.
- Once you are satisfied with the placement, press the tick (check mark) in the top centre of the main Photoshop panel.
- It will then run to completion – switch the Image Border Group on to see the result.
- If you want to manoeuvre the frame you can always, assuming you made it bigger than the image initially, use the Transform Tool (Edit > Free Transform or press Cntrl or Cmd T).
- Again, once you are satisfied with the placement, press the tick (check mark) in the top centre of the main Photoshop panel.
Examples for fun only !!!