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Photoshop Finishing Touches by Education and Curriculum National Association of Photoshop Professionals Senior Developer, Dave Cross

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Technique #28. Creating Borders with Stock Photos

Although the main goal of this book is to create things from scratch, don’t overlook stock photography services as a source for edges, shapes, or frames. Here, we’ll use an image I found on iStockphoto.com (some other examples appear at the end).

key concepts:

layer masks

free transform

blend modes

Step One.
Open the stock photo you’re going to use, and select the area(s) where you want ...

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