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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Studio Techniques by Dan Ablan, Ben Willmore

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Cool Borders and Photo Frames

A very popular Photoshop effect is the use of borders around images and artwork. Border effects with clipping masks are easy to set up, and provide a great way to present your photos, illustrations, or artwork. Begin with a background graphic—something made of a color, some brush strokes, layered images, and so on (Figure 10.2).

Figure 10.2. A graphic background built with various brushes.

Once you have the background graphic in place, you’ll create your border in a new layer. The border can be painted with a stylized brush, or even just a plain hard- or soft-edged brush, whatever you like. Start with a box, rotate ...

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