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Can anybody help creating a black edge/frame around the image?

Feb 12, 2012 11:11 AM

Hi when I used to do my own printing (black and white) I had used a rasp to slightly enlarge to hole around my negative carrier thus producing a black "mask" around the image-I was very fond of the effect.

Does anybody know if it is possible to achieve the same effect using photoshop? I have PS CS5 I would be really grateful for any info...

 
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Feb 12, 2012 1:06 AM   in reply to sacha kelly

    Use the Canvas Size command.  Ctrl Alt c  or Cmd Option c

     

    Make sure the 'Reletave' check box is ticked.

     

    Use figures twice the size of the border you want (because it is split between each side, and top and bottom).

     

    Chose Black for the colour. 

     

    Hit the  OK  button

     

    Job done

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Feb 12, 2012 1:16 AM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    You could also have a look through Adobe Exchange for Frame Actions.  Or use Google for the same.    THESE look interesting for instance.

     

    I just had a look for a link on installing Actions, and acording to this LINK it is way easier than I realised.  So you have done me a favour.   Noel, et al.  does this really work?  Yes I know I could just try it.

     
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    Feb 12, 2012 9:34 AM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    Trevor.Dennis wrote:

        THESE look interesting for instance.

     

    I just clicked on that link and a popup window greeted me on the website asking me to subscribe to their newsletter.  "For my convenience" the order form was pre-populated with my Facebook profile and email address.

     

    Am I the only one who finds that creepy?

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 12, 2012 9:55 AM   in reply to acresofgreen

    But they claim that "We respect your privace" on that pop-up page! 

     

    In all seriousness, yes, I'd agree that it's not nice that they dig stuff out of your computer, even for your convenience.

     

    Ever visit a web page with ads, and have the ads pop up showing you stuff related to what you searched for online a week ago?  It's a valid concern and something that you should be concerned about that people collect information about us while we are online.  Fortunately, what they can collect is somewhat limited.  At least until the next unexpected exploit.

     

    -Noel

     
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    Feb 12, 2012 9:54 AM   in reply to acresofgreen

    acresofgreen wrote:

     

      "For my convenience" the order form was pre-populated with my Facebook profile and email address.

     

    Am I the only one who finds that creepy?

     

    Definately not!  I do not do social media and dislike it very much when a site "does me a favor".

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Feb 12, 2012 12:39 PM   in reply to Curt Y

    Sorry about the pop-up guys.  It was just something I found on Google, and it didn't hit me with a pop-up.  I must admit to being slightly wary of the link because it was not clear if the frame actions were free or not.

     
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    Feb 15, 2012 4:29 AM   in reply to sacha kelly

    Maybe something like this?

     

    http://www.myphotoshopeffects.com/photoshop-edge-fx/

     

    (There is a free version, but it only seems to work in cs4 without being updated for cs5)

    (you might be able to update the free panel with configurator 2.0)

     

    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail& loc=en_us&extid=1983522#

     
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