More Border Options in Photoshop

    ●   Learn About Layers and How to Combine Them in Photoshop.

Learn About:

Combine Layers Free Transform Polygonal Lasso Tool

  •   This tutorial is part of the Renaissance project.

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Here are some examples of work inspired by this tutorial.


Step #1: Open your Project in PhotoShop ~

Go to: or a any site with borders you can use in your work.

Click Borders


… find a border that matches your work, Right-Click and copy it.

copy image

Step #2: Paste the image into your Project ~

Go to: Edit > Paste

… then hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T to flip it vertical and transform the boarder (when necessary.)





Hit to apply your changes.


Step #3: Duplicate the Layer ~

Duplicate the layer by Right-Clicking on it.

With the Move Tool - line up the duplicate image.

Repeat this process …

Step#4: Combine your Layers ~

Too Many layers!

Shift+Click all the duplicate layers …

… Right-Click and select Merge Layers.

merge layers

Step#5: Duplicate the Layer again ~

Do the sides and the bottom the same way

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Step #6: Cut the Corners ~

Click the Polygonal Lasso Tool

… click and Drag the lasso tool diagonally in a big triangle shape.

Hit Delete.

Do the same for all 4 corners.

Merge all the border layers into 1 layer

Step #8: Layer Effects ~

Click at the bottom of the layers pallette, add Bevel and Emboss

… adjust the Bevel settings

adjust the bevel

… also try Inner Glow and any others you wish.

drop shadow

Last Step: Save and Attach ~

Go to: File > Save as … and save your file as a .psd

save as


  •   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.