Simple Border Technique in Photoshop
● Even if you have a border on your work already, try adding this border style on a different layer and see which one you like better.
✓ Select Inverse ✓ Filters ✓ Lasso Tool ✓ Blending Options
• This tutorial is part of a series:
● 153-map-template-ai.htm ● 150-road-maps-ai.htm ● 274-coastline-brush-ai.htm
● 180-image-trace-symbols-ai.htm ● 158_border_Ps.htm ● 320-map-text-ai.htm
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Here are examples of work inspired by this tutorial.
Step #1: Open your Project in Photoshop ~
✗ Open your Project in Photoshop …
… if you're working on the Renaissance Poster,
open that …
… if you're working on
the What in the World? Map, open your
Illustrator map in
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
Step #2: Make a New Layer ~
✗ Make a New Layer by going to: Layer > New > Layer …
✗ … or hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+Shift+n.
Step #3: Rectangular Marquee Tool ~
✗ Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool …
✗ … and drag a box slightly INSIDE the margin of your picture.
Step #4: Select the Inverse ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd (⌘) +Shift+i or go to: Select > Inverse …
✗ … and fill the area with a color that matches you project.
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+D
to deselect the marching ants.
Step #5: Filters ~
✗ Go to: Filter > Distort > Ripple and adjust to your tastes …
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘) +F a few times to repeat the filter if you want.
Step #6: Layer Styles ~
✗ Go to: Layer > Layer Styles and apply Bevel and Emboss …
✗ … and also try Drop Shadow
✗ Adjust the settings to your taste.
✗ Try all the Blending Options!
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Go to: File > Save as … and save your file and attach it.
• ALWAYS save your projects like this:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.