How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop?

hello friends, In this blog post(How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop) we are going to let you know how to add a border to a photo with photoshop. This is really very amazing and required to have a photo with a border, whether it is a party photo or a passport size photograph. Border adds an extra effect to your photo.

But, do you really know how to add a border to a photo with photoshop?

If it is yes, then it is well and good but if you don’t know this functionality then don’t worry about it. I will let you know in detail the full procedure to add a border to a photo with photoshop|How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop|

This is really a very simple procedure to add a border to a photo with photoshop. Just follow the below given procedure step by step.

First open a new image to the photoshop window which you want to make a border in.

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Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 1

Then unlock the background image as background image does not support various functionality like transparency and etc.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 2

Now for making a border around the image we need to increase the canvas size. For increasing the canvas size just go to the menu bar and then click Image->canvas size.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 3

Set the parameter as per your requirement, mean to say how width for a border you want aroudn the image. See the below image for the same.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 4

Once you set the parameter and click ok then you can see the extended canvas portion around the image which is blank now.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 5

Now we have to fill the color for this border around the border. Here we fill the black color inside the border.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 6

Here you will see the full black screen or layer because this color fill is above our layer.

For seeing the border effect just drag this color fill layer below our image layer as shown in the below image.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 7

Now your border will be clearly seen in the image which is of black color now. You can also change the color of your border.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 8
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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 9

Now if you also want to make an inside border around your image. Then select your layer and then click on ‘add a layer style(fx)‘ and then select the stroke.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 10

Here you can set the radius or width for the inside border. And you can also change the color for your inside border.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 11
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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 12

Now if you want to make your image more attractive then you can change the blending mode of your image as we have made ‘Hard light’ here. See the below image for the same.

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How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop 13

Conclusion:

In this blog post(How to Add a Border to a Photo with Photoshop), we have gone through a very amazing photoshop technique which is to add a border to a photo with photoshop. Here we make the border just by increasing canvas size and fill the color inside it. And using the stroke option we can add the inside border in our photo.

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Anurag

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