Add a border to an image in Photoshop

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by Tdp, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Tdp

    Tdp Guest

    Simple and quick trick to add a border to your images. I like to do it to 16:9 ratio shots.

    First open and image and go select (from the top menus) Image/Canvas Size:
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    Screen Shot 2013-03-01 at 1.18.23 AM by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr

    Then I added 1% Height of White (optional):
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    Screen Shot 2013-03-01 at 1.19.19 AM by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr

    Then 18% Height of Black:
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    Screen Shot 2013-03-01 at 1.19.39 AM by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr

    Thats all there is to it, here is the final result:
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    DSCF5384-Edit by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr

    To change the color of the added canvas, pick the square at the bottom of the Canvas Size dialog, then the color picker window will open and let you click what color you want. Also you can use "percent" or "pixels" for determining the thickness of your image. You can also add some text if you wish:

    Tag You're It by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr
  2. pniev

    pniev Guest

    Thanks, Tdp! Very helpful although I must admit that I use a LR plugin if I want to add borders.
  3. arrowood

    arrowood FujiXspot Regular

    Feb 14, 2013
    North West England
    Thank you Tdp for this useful tutorial :thumbup: