How to create beautiful photo frames in Photoshop

By | January 4, 2017

Here are some simple types of photo frames that you can make easily; three different photo frame styles in Photoshop is showed in the article below.

Frame 1:


Step 1: Open your image in Photoshop then press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + N to create a new layer (Layer 1)

Press Ctrl + A (to create a selection for the image) then press D key (to return two color boxes to default B&W).

Go to Edit/Stroke to open Stroke Panel and then set: Width: 35 pixels; Location: Inside and click OK.

Step 2: Press Ctrl + D (remove selection) then press V key and reduce Opacity of Layer 1 to 40%.

Press W key to choose Magic Wand Tool and click on the center of the image to make a selection

Step 3: Press Ctrl + Shift + Alt + N to create a new layer (Layer 2) and then press X key to choose white color in Foreground color box.

Go to Edit/Stroke to open Stroke Panel and then set: Width: 1 px; Location: Center then click OK.

Step 4: Press Ctrl + D (remove selection) then press V key and reduce Opacity of Layer 1 to 50%. Here is the way to complete frame 1.


Frame 2:

Step 1: To make this type of frame, you should return to frame 1 and do step 1 again, but you must increase the value of from 35 pixels to 60 pixels, and you will get the result as below:

create-photo-frame-2_1Step 2: Press Ctrl + E to merge Layer 1 and Layer 2 into one layer.


Step 3: Press E to select Eraser Tool and large zoom images to delete some image areas that need to be removed as shown below.


And here is the result:

create-photo-frame-2_4Frame 3:

Step 1: Follow the ways to make Frame A, but in step 3 you change the value of Width: 35 pixels into Width: 15 pixels, you will get the picture below.


Step 2: Mix colors for Background color box according to your preferences (in this example I choose black color, so I just press D and then press X).

Go to Image/Canvas size to open Canvas Size and set as shown below.

This step should be noted to act in correct orders:

+ Check Relative box

+ Select units (pixels)

+ Type the value (magnitude) for borders (+100)

+ Click OK


Coming here is completed frame 3:


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