Add Photoshop Borders on Images Quickly

Create border edges on your favorite digital images very quickly using Adobe Photoshop.

Open your favorite image in Photoshop. I am going to use an image of a dock at sunset for this example.

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Next, we need to select the Channel tab (Windows -> Channels) and add a new channel called alpha 1

Adobe Photoshop Frames Tutorial

Select the Alpha 1 channel and your image will turn black. We will now be using the Marquee tool (M) and draw a rectangle that is smaller than our image

Create Photoshop Frames Tutorial

We need to select the inverse of this shape for our frame (Select -> Inverse) and then fill our selection (Edit -> Fill) with white

Adobe Photoshop Frames Tutorial

Next we need to select our favorite filter to add our edge to the image. I selected a sprayed stroke (Filter -> Brush Stroke -> Sprayed Stokes) and modify the settings to your liking.

Next we need to select the RGB channel and load our selection (Select -> Load Selection) be sure to select the Alpha 1 in the channel choice.

Adobe Photoshop Frames Tutorial

Next we will be filling our selection to the image (Edit -> Fill) and select the background color.

Adobe Photoshop Frames Tutorial

Once your image has your frame added, deselect your section (Select -> Deselect) and you are finished!

Adobe Photoshop Frames Tutorial

Experiment with other filter effects to your favorite images and have fun

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  1. Nice tip…This is something I use every once in a while, but end up forgetting the technique when I need it again…Bookmarked…Thanks