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Regarding placing borders around images, perhaps you would like to try this one.
Open an image in PS.& Elements then open your layers palette. There you will see the Background layer, Click on the background layer and while still holding the mouse down drag the layer down (up in the case of Elements) to the Copy layer icon which is a small square within a larger square, then release the mouse, you’ll see a grab hand when your over the copy icon. With the copy layer active click on Edit from the selection bar at the top of the screen
From the drop down menu select “Stroke”. You will now see the Stroke selection window. Select the size of the border in pixels you wish to make and then select a colour by clicking on the colour block. On the “Location” select “Centre” and leave the Blending at Normal and the Opacity at 100% for solid colours then click OK. Your border will be applied then you can save your image.
With this method one can place more borders as well, say we make a border 20.pixels wide in a colour, you can then apply another border in another colour at say 19.pixels or less as long as it’s smaller than the first border.
By adjusting the blending modes and the opacity many styles of border can be achieved.
Note. To use this method you have to make a copy of your image for the Stroke selection to become active otherwise the word Stroke will be grayed out and unavailable.
- First – the weather will change, gloominess will increase, but that makes for more dramatic images if you think about it. The message – don’t just shoot colour – try B&W as this article in fStoppers discusses
- Second – and I think this is a better message – tell a story. How many landscapes have you seen and thought – hmmm? Seen that! But if there is a story it engages us more – as this PetaPixel article tells us
- Third – the city and streets are a landscape! How about using the leading lines to highlight that landscape from leading street photographer Eric Kim