Sometimes you want to add a finishing touch to an image by adding a border or frame around it. In this example, I have an image that has a black background. If I do a slideshow of some of my flowers that have a black background the image will bleed into the background.
In the above image, you can see where the branch ends into blackness; in this case a border/frame is necessary.
Here are the simple steps:
- Bring the image into Photoshop.
- Go to the eye dropper tool on the tool bar:
- Hover the eye dropper tool over a color in the image or pick a color from the color picker palate. I prefer to pick a color from the image that will blend well. In this case I picked the color pink so that it’s easily visible for this tutorial. You can see the color you’ve chosen in the box on the tool bar:
- Next go to the top of the page and click on Select. When the menu drops down, click on All. Then you’ll be able to see that the border of your image is selected.
- Go to the top of the page and click Edit. When the menu drops down, click on Stroke.
- In the Stroke box you can see the width in pixels. If you want a thin border, then choose a small number. If you want a thick border then choose a large number. In this image I’ll choose 25px. Then click OK:
Here is the image with the border/frame:
2 thoughts on “Making a Simple Border/Frame Around an Image”
Thanks. And how do you make a thick border thin?
In the Stroke dialog box, where it says “width”, the smaller the number, the thinner the border (stroke). The higher the number, the thicker the border.