Photoshop Tutorial - Creating a Frame in Photoshop CS

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        A Simple Way To Create Frames For Photos In Photoshop CS


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First, open a photo in Photoshop - How about a 300 pound, 40 year old Silverback Gorilla? (I seem to have a 'thing' for these bad boys lately...)

Or, if you're feeling tame, a listing photo you'd like to use on a flyer or brochure.

 

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Then, click on Image>Canvas size

 

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Then, in the drop down box, choose 'pixels'

Width and Height fill in '50'

Leave 'Relative' checked

Leave 'other' as-is.

And 'Canvas Color' as Black (click on the black box to change the color)

Click OK


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Your photo should now look like this:

 

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Now, follow the same steps again, making these changes:

(note the change to 'white' in the color box!)


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You should now have something looking like this:

 

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OK, one more time, and change the settings as seen below:


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Click OK, and save your photo!

 

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Now that you have the basics, experiment with different size frames by adjusting the numbers (remember the two numbers for each step, width and height, should match), and different color frames by changing the color within the box. Have fun!



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Photos taken by Debi Boucher, photographer, all rights reserved, may not be reproduced without express written permission.  Memories DVDs Real Estate Slideshow and Web Presentations, "Real Estate Showcase", to assist with Real Estate marketing and advertising. More affordable, more interesting, and more captivating than a virtual tour!

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Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Debi - Some great information and thank you so much for sharing, the photos do look better when there framed.

May 05, 2009 04:45 PM #10
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Gail MacMillan
Titusville, FL

Good Morning Debou...THANK YOU, I am honored beyond words...big smiles.  My photo was already ready for this morning so I didn't get to use it this time.  Soon, real soon...I promise.  When I was trying it on my own I was so close, I'm liking PS a lot.  See you when you're up............and thanks again.  You're the best!

May 05, 2009 11:27 PM #11
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Craig Rutman
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Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor

Great job Debi!

I love the step-by-step instructions you used to help us Photoshoppers enhance our images and make them even better!

Looking forward to your next tutorial!

May 06, 2009 01:30 AM #12
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Very easy to follow, which is just what I need.  I am learning about Photoshop one lesson at a time here in the Rain.  I don't like wasting time trying to figure out how to do something.  I need it shown to me.  Thanks, I love this!

May 06, 2009 05:41 AM #13
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Mike Eddy
Coldwell Banker Island Properties - Wailea, HI
Maui Real Estate Broker

Debi - Do you know people make millions off of books containing the same tips you share here for free? I'm just sayin'...

Thanks again! - Mike

May 06, 2009 06:49 AM #14
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Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Robert, Thank you, and you are welcome!

Hey Miss Gail! You are so welcome! I knew you'd LOVE PS - and that you would be producing some really awesome stuff with it!!!!

Hi there Craig! I try to keep it straightforward and simple - let me know if ever post a tut that is confusing! Could happen, you know.... LOL

Hi Sharon - I've wasted countless hours trying to 'figure out' things in Photoshop - So I'm happy to share and save you the trouble! LOL

Hi Mike , you know, you're right.... Maybe I should post a virtual tip jar with the next tutorial? LMAO

Debi

May 06, 2009 01:40 PM #15
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Gail MacMillan
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LOL @ a virtual tip jar, how 'bout one accepting PayPal...hahahaha

May 07, 2009 11:06 AM #16
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Maureen Maureen
Orangeburg, NY

Great post it has been featured in the Photography group.

May 07, 2009 12:23 PM #17
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Richard Smith
Sierra Pacific Mortgage - Chattanooga, TN
FHA VA Rural Development in TN GA

Photoshop at first look is an intimidating program. Thanks for the start.

Richard

May 07, 2009 02:51 PM #18
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Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Gail! I LOVE the tip jar! Very clever my friend!

Thank you Maureen! Happy to share!

Richard, you are right, it does look intimidating - one of those things you have to go after one step at a time :) I've posted several PS tutorials - go have a look and see if there is anything else you might like!

Debi

May 07, 2009 03:44 PM #19
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Michael Cole
CPG Tours - Orange, CA

Hi Debi,

Great tip. I like the ones that are quick and easy for people to learn. But I think I like the idea of a virtual tip jar just as much!  ; )

May 08, 2009 09:44 AM #20
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Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Michael!  Me Too! On both counts! Gotta figure out how to make that tip jar work for us! Gail's pic was great - I loved it.Thanks for stopping by, it was good to see you. :)

May 08, 2009 03:42 PM #21
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Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

I used to do all sorts of cool things in Photoshop, Photopaint, and Corel Draw, but since I don't do a lot of work anymore that required them, I use some smaller programs that don't take as long to load on my computers and are a little easier to use.

May 08, 2009 06:59 PM #22
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Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hey Russel - There is so much out there to play with - tons of great programs! Maybe one day you'll share your 'toys' with us?

Debi

May 09, 2009 11:44 AM #23
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Judi K Barrett
Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma - Idabel, OK
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This is intersting.  I will have to try this.  I usually load my photo into a word doc and use borders to frame.  When I change the position to wrap with text and save the html doc, it saves the photos in the size I set with a frame attached.

May 09, 2009 03:28 PM #24
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Jim Valentine
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Gardnerville, NV

Debi - I've heard so much about the program but never used it.  Thanks for the inspiration - I'll check it out.

May 10, 2009 02:28 AM #25
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Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Judi- Give it a try! Let me know if you like it!

Hello Jim - You're welcome!

Thanks for stopping by!

Debi

May 10, 2009 02:47 PM #26
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Brian Burke
Kenna Real Estate - Lone Tree, CO
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LOL - I was looking at something totally different and ended up running into this post - excellent :) I was using the brush tool that has frames... well this is much easier. ~Rita

Aug 15, 2009 02:56 AM #27
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Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hey Rita! Glad you found it! Yes, it is easier - and you can be more creative with it, too!

Debi

Aug 15, 2009 02:00 PM #28
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thanks for this super easy and very well-explained tutorial!

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