Creating frames in Photoshop

With this lesson you will learn how to create simple frames for your photos.

I will show you several ways to create different frameworks, so we can assume that in one large lesson there are several collected on one topic.

Frame number 1. Simple stripe frame.

Despite its simplicity, this frame improves perception and gives the work a finished look.

Step 1. Open our image. Select the entire image by pressing CTRL + A.

A selection frame will appear around the image.

Step 2. Choose in the menu Selection – Modification – Compress (Selection – Modify – Contract). In the dialog box, select the amount of indentation in pixels.

Apply the command.

Step 3. Right-click, hold the cursor inside the selected area, and in the menu that appears, select Perform a stroke.

In the dialog box that appears, adjust the color and width of our strip.

Step 4. Apply the command and get the result.

Remember to deselect by pressing CTRL + D.

Frame number 2. Frame with rounded corners inside.

Step 1. On the toolbar, select the Rectangle tool with rounded corners.

Switch to contour creation mode (on the top toolbar)

Step 2. We introduce the desired radius of the corners.

Step 3. Create a contour with the necessary indents from the edges.

Step 4. Transform the contour into a selection. Right-click while holding the cursor inside the contour, and in the menu that appears, select To form a selected area.

Step 5. Invert the selection with the SHIFT + CTRL + I key combination and press CTRL + DEL to fill the selection with foreground color or ALT + DEL for the background color. Remove selection by pressing CTRL + D.

Frame number 3. Jagged edges.

Step 1. Perform steps 1 and 2, Frame number 1.

Step 2. Press Q to go to mode Quick masks (Quick Mask).

Step 3. Apply Filter – Strokes – Airbrush (Filter – Brush Strokes – Sprayed Strokes). Filter settings are selected individually, depending on the image.

Step 4. (optional). Apply Filter – Distortion – Wave (Filter – Distort – Wave) Parameters are also selected empirically.

Step 5. Exit the Quick Mask mode by pressing Q. Now we have a selection.

Step 6. Invert the selection with the SHIFT + CTRL + I key combination and press CTRL + DEL to fill the selection with the background color (white by default) or ALT + DEL for the foreground color (black by default). Remove selection by pressing CTRL + D.

Frame number 4. Stepped

Step 1. Perform steps 1 and 2, Frame number 1.

Step 2. Press Q to go to mode Quick masks (Quick Mask).

Step 3. Apply Filter – Design – Fragment (Filter – Pixelate – Fragment).

Step 4. Apply the filter several times by pressing CTRL + F. Usually for a picture of 900×600 pixels 4-5 times is enough.

Step 5. Repeat steps 5 and 6 of the previous section. We get the result. In this case, I used the default foreground color — black.

I wish you all creative inspiration and success!
Author: Evgeny Kartashov.

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