How to Create a Custom Border in Photoshop

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Without Custom Border

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With Custom Border

This tutorial is to help you learn how to create a custom border for any digital photo using masks.  I also use this technique sometimes when I want to crop a lot of the photo away on certain sides.  Once you have your picture open in photoshop:

1. Add a Reveal All Layer Mask to your background layer.  (Layer>Add Layer Mask>Reveal All).  Your Layer menu should then look something like the image on the left. (If your background layer has a little lock sign on it you will have to make a duplicate layer before you can add the layer mask.)

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2. Then select one of the more interesting paintbrushes like shown on the left.

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3. And make sure its a good size to work with the border.

4. Then with the color black selected paint where you want to erase out the new border.

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You may have to paint over places multiple times in order to erase everything, but with practice you can create any kind of border you like.

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One Comment

  1. Jayesh says:

    Wonderful

    Thanks.

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