Sometimes it is fun to add fancy borders or frames to our
photographs. Here is a simple how-to that, once mastered, will allow you
to make an infinite variety of your own borders and frames.
1- First select a photograph and open it in Photoshop. Now go the Rectangular
Marquee Tool located here:
2- Draw a rectangle within your photograph - like this. Click on the
image below for a large version. If that is not large enough, go to the
lower right edge of the large image and expand
the image (expand symbol will show as 4 blue arrows on an
3- Now use Select - Inverse. This
means you will now be working on the outside frame area
4- Go to Filter - Blur - Radial Blur -
select zoom. I used 33 on this example.
5- Go back to the Section menu. Use Select -
Modify - Border. Select 1 pixel width.
6- Next use Edit - Fill - White
7- Now back to the Selection Tool. Select -
Deselect. You got it. What could be simpler? The good news is
that you can do all kinds of variations. You can darken the frame -
texture the frame - change the color - add just a simple blur - use other
filters. This should get you started. Enjoy photography. It's your hobby.