How To Add Borders To Pictures
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:04 PM
Another method (which I prefer) is to make the stroke outline on its own layer. This will allow you to make changes to the stroke later, such as changing color or adding a style if you wish. To put a stroke on its own layer:
1. First make a direct selection on the photo layer (hold down the CTRL key and click on the thumbnail of the image in the layers palette) This puts marching ants around the photo.
2. Create a new blank layer above the photo layer and be sure this layer is active.
3. Go to Edit>Stroke Outline Selection... and create the stroke as above.
4. Press CTRL+D (or escape) to deselect the marching ants.
Now you'll be able to add a style, change color etc. Just remember if you want to move or re-size the photo, be sure to link the layers together. You could also merge the layers (CTRL+E), but then you won't be able to make changes to color or styles later.
Edited by teecee, 16 November 2012 - 10:04 PM.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:35 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:41 PM
Thanks so much for telling me this about the stroke being on the separate layer because I didn't know this!!!
It comes in very handy for making changes/adding styles to the stroke.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 07:02 AM
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Posted 17 November 2012 - 02:28 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:03 PM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:24 PM
I think I figured it out... when I clicked on cntrl + the thumbnail in the layers I got the selection but these were not marching ants. It looked like frozen marching ants. So I clicked on the marquee tool and then "draw" around the picture, selecting it. It did the trick.
Hmmmm, I'm not sure why you were getting frozen marching ants. You may want to check and be sure the Preserve Transparency box at the bottom of the stroke box is unchecked.
In PSE 9, if you follow steps 1-4 in my post above, it should work for you. HTH
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