In the past I’ve had a few people inquire as to how I put the white frame around most of the photos I share online. A few months ago I said that I was going to type up step-by-step instructions and now I’ve finally done it. Sorry it took so long. It’s very simple once you know what to do. 🙂
How to frame your photos with a border in Photoshop:
- Open the image that you want to frame
- Go to Select > All (or Control A)
- Go to Edit > Stroke
- Choose the width of your stroke depending on how thick you want the border to be right next to your picture. I generally use 1 pixel. Then select the color. I use black. For location, use “inside.” For mode, I leave it at “normal.” And opacity, I leave at 100%. Click OK.
- Go to Image > Canvas size.
- This is where you adjust the width for how wide you want the border to be. You can play with it until you find the size you like best. I prefer to use the same proportions for the width and height, but that doesn’t mean you have to. Select what color you want the canvas extension to be. I usually use white. Click OK.
- Go to Select > All again.
- Repeat steps 3. and 4. Again, I usually use 1 pixel and black.
- Go to Select > Deselect.
- Resize image if you like.
- That’s it. You’re done! 🙂