Can you describe what you want the "borders" to look like? That might offer up a technique, that would be easier to do.
Thanks for the quick reply.
The boarders that I'd like to create are VERY simple. Just a black or white outline.
Like the white outline that is commonly found boardering a photograph ..
thx again ..
There's no simple way to do it, but you CAN do it.The trick is to create a video with a frame around it before you use it as your PiP.
Create a backgroundless 640x480 Photoshop Elements file. (It MUST not have a background layer.) On a new layer, flood the entire file with white, then use the rectangular Selection Tool to select a rectangular area and press Delete to cut a "window" through your white.
That creates your frame. Save it as a PSD.
Use Get Media/From Files and Folders to add this frame to the video you want to use as your PiP (though the video should be at full screen at this point). Then go to Share/Computer/AVI to export this framed video as a new video clip.
Use Get Media/From Files and Folders to add this new clip to your project. Delete the video from your timeline and use this new video clip as your PiP. When you resize the video, the frame will resize with it.
If any of these techniques mystify you, you may want to check out my books on Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, which explain how to use all of these tools. http://Muvipix.com/pe9.php
Thank you as usual for your prompt and informative reply!
I understand what you're describing.
Here is a slightly different workflow.
In this example, I just created a Title w/ a white box, slightly larger than the PiP. In my example, the Title is placed below the PiP Clip - in a lower Video Track. I used the fixed Effect>Motion>Scale, to get the exact size that I wanted, and then Motion>Position to locate it.
Not necessarily fewer steps, but just a different workflow. It might also help to create an Alignment Grid, per this ARTICLE, especially if one is doing several of these PiP treatments.
Hope that this helps, and good luck,
Thank you for the excellents suggestions. I will try these as soon as I return to