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Can't Add A Simple Black Border Using Elements 10

Sep 27, 2011 8:40 PM

I just downloaded the trial version of PSE 10. I see a spot where I have a choice of about 10 different funky frames, but nowhere to add a simple black border to photos. Am I missing something here, or is it not possible? It's the main reason I'm considering buying the program, so if it's not a feature, I'd like to know it. Any help is really appreciated.

 
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    Sep 27, 2011 11:18 PM   in reply to steph4nik

    One way is to use the "Basic Black 10px" frame.  Double-click on it to apply to the photo, then you can resize the photo to your liking.  Afterwards, double-click the "fx" icon to the right of the layer and you can remove the drop shadow that was automatically added, as well as adjust the size of the frame and its colour:

    frame01.png

     

    Another way is to simply use Select...All, then use Edit...Stroke (Outline) Selection and choose the colour and width of the stroke.  Use the "Inside" Location option for the stroke.

     

    Ken

     
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    Sep 28, 2011 10:05 AM   in reply to steph4nik

    You can open your image in Full Edit the select the content tab and choose the frames section.

     

    Select the move tool and drag any frame on to your image in the main window.

     

    You can also create your own custom frames using brushes and a layer mask.

     

    http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-photoshop-elements-9/creating-a-photo- borde/

     
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    Sep 28, 2011 2:24 PM   in reply to steph4nik

    I'm using a purchased copy of PSE10 and would be surprised if you have a limited-feature trial demo, but even if that's the case, use the Stroke method I described.

     

    Ken

     
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    Sep 28, 2011 2:26 PM   in reply to photodrawken

     

    Plus members have more content but otherwise the program is the same.

     

     

     
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    Sep 28, 2011 2:47 PM   in reply to steph4nik

    Are you using the standard, standalone desktop PSE10 installed on Windows, or some other kind of program?

     

    Ken

     
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    Sep 28, 2011 5:12 PM   in reply to steph4nik

     

    Photoshop Express has it’s own forums for iPad, iPhone, Android and the cloud based application on the web.

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/community/psexpress

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
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    Sep 28, 2011 8:24 PM   in reply to steph4nik

    I'm the Windows guy, so one of the other folks will have to jump in.  Hopefully, you'll get the opportunity to use the "real" Elements -- it's a great program...

     

    Ken

     
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    Sep 30, 2011 11:28 AM   in reply to steph4nik
    1. Open picture file in Editor
    2. Go to Select>all
    3. Set the foreground color chip (lower left corner) to the color for your simple frame
    4. Go to Edit>Stroke(ouitline)selection
    5. In the dialog, select location ---inside. Set the width in pixels ---try 8 or 10---experiment
    6. Click ok
    7. Go to Select>deselect.

     

    Report back with your progress, please.

     
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    Sep 30, 2011 11:28 AM   in reply to steph4nik

    hi steph

     

    what version of the program Adobe Download Assistant are u using its in ur applications folder? 

     

    what mac osx?

     

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    Oct 3, 2011 10:15 AM   in reply to steph4nik

    hi

     

    use column finder window go to ur application folder click on Adobe Download Assistant and and the window column will open the info about the application.

     

     

     

    Screen shot 2011-10-03 at 12.13.15 PM.png

     
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    Oct 3, 2011 10:29 AM   in reply to steph4nik

    hi steph

     

    to redo everything try these things

     

    also in ur application folder ther is a folder named UTILITIES , open this folder.

     

    look for a folder called ADOBE INSTALLERS.

     

    open this folder.

     

    use the UNINSTALL for the program u downloaded got by mistake.

     

    let me know if u want need more help?

     

    good luck.

    david <:

     
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    Oct 5, 2011 6:49 AM   in reply to steph4nik

    Hello,

    I don't want to derail this thread but I am very new to PSE and have a question?

    In the photo in reply #1, two tabs are showin and mine only shows one.  I have the Effects tab but not the Content tab.  Is there somewhere I need to go to be able to view that tab?

     

    For the record, I just finished a 30 day trail of PSE9 and purchased PSE10.  Neither version had Content as a choice in my edit screen.

    TIA,

    Patty

     
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    Oct 5, 2011 6:58 AM   in reply to pattylt

     

    On the top menu click Window à Content

     

    You can dock the panel with the others if you wish by dragging he content panel to the right and releasing it when you see the blue outline border appear.

     

     

     
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    Oct 5, 2011 7:57 AM   in reply to pattylt

     

    You can make a simple black border by extending the canvas size e.g. by one inch or whatever you prefer.

     

    1. Open your photo in Full Photo Edit

    2. Click Image à Resize à Canvas Size

    3. Change the dimensions by + 1 - in my example I would type 5.167 x 3.7778 or change the dimension dropdown menu to centimetres and add 1 cm.

     

    4. Select color black at the bottom of the dialog

    5. Make sure the anchors point in all directions.

    6. Click OK to surround by a black border on all sides.

     

    canvasblack.png

     

     

     

     

    

     
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    Oct 6, 2011 2:37 PM   in reply to steph4nik

    I was pleased to provide a helpful answer

     
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