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  1. #1
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    Presentaion: Framing your picture

    Program Needed: Photoshop 7 (can be done in Photoshop 5, 7, CS, CS2)

    A few people have asked about the framing i do for my pictures so i thought i'd do a mini tutorial for it. It is very easy to do and can be done in many ways, but here's one way of doing it. I know jeff31 does something similar, his technique may be different.

    -In photoshop i copied the layer of the original photo and placed that layer as the top layer.
    -Using the guides to outline the frame i used the square selection tool to select the outline of the frame.
    - With the selection still active delete that selection ,
    -with the selection still active do a reverse selection by pressing ctrl+shift+I, this will highlight the frame border.
    - Add a gaussion blur to your liking and if you like you can adjust the colour, saturation etc.
    - with the selection still active do a reverse selection by pressing ctrl+shift+I,
    - With the selection still active create a stroke, go under edit-stroke, i used 5px and whitew colour, but you can do what you like here.
    -Adjust the original image which should be on the bottom layer accordingly, whether you want to move it, scale etc.

    and voila!



    Frame-top layer



    Original Picture-bottom layer

    Canon Digital Rebel 350D (XT)
    Canon 100-400mm F4.5 L, 85mm 1.8 18-55mm,

    You create your reality.

  2. #2
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    Amazing job Tyger! I performed the steps above using PS 7 on one of my images and wow.
    "The real world begins right outside our doors --the world of nature, with remarkable beauty and diversity for all of us to discover." Kenn Kaufman

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    thanx Sam, I'm glad you tried it out. Very easy to do don't you think? The good thing about this technique is that it is easy and if you know photoshop you can expand according to your creativity. I've see others use bevel to get that 3d look and change the frame colour.

    I'd love to see what you did
    Canon Digital Rebel 350D (XT)
    Canon 100-400mm F4.5 L, 85mm 1.8 18-55mm,

    You create your reality.

  4. #4
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    Cheers for that! Great effect.
    Canon 5D ● Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L ● Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L ● Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L ● Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM ● Sigma EF-500 DG Super Flash.

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    Hey! after a little playin' around, I found that 'fliping' the frame can give a nice variation:

    Canon 5D ● Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L ● Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L ● Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L ● Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM ● Sigma EF-500 DG Super Flash.

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    hey ReValveiT, nice work, fun isn't it?
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    You create your reality.

  7. #7
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    I've found that to be a neat trick in photoshop.... I enjoy it myself... Here's a little one I whipped up!

    Hope you guys like it:


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    The only limitations to Photoshop is your own imagination.

  9. #9
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    I continue to have fun with this new trick. I have found if I go to View / Show / Grid in PS 7 I get even spacing for the frame.
    "The real world begins right outside our doors --the world of nature, with remarkable beauty and diversity for all of us to discover." Kenn Kaufman

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    cheers guys, glad you guys are having fun with it
    Canon Digital Rebel 350D (XT)
    Canon 100-400mm F4.5 L, 85mm 1.8 18-55mm,

    You create your reality.

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