I am trying to place images in frames that have 'teeth' borders
At the moment I do it like this:
1) Create the teethed border in Photoshop with a clipping path
2) Bring the border into Indesign
3) Use Convert Clipping Path to Frame to make the border into a frame
4) Import my image into the frame
Is there an easier way?
The main problem is that when I resize the frame, the teeth become distored. The only way around this is to create them actual size in Photoshop, which limits my control.
Maybe a script or something exists?
The best program for creating decorative borders that print cleanly and will scale is Illustrator. You create a Pattern Brush. You can define different artwork for the sides and corners. You could save this as an AI file and place in InDesign.
InDesign has no such feature, and, as you've found, Photoshop creates bitmap images which don't resize or scale.
Thanks for your help! But when I bring the artwork from Illustrator, how do I convert it into a frame (so I can place a photo into it)?
I'd be tempted to do this with two frames (if you mean the "teeth" are rectangular), one with a solid stroke and one with a dashed stroke, and superimpose them.