- How Did You Do That?
- Adding a Decorative Border
- Creating a Gradient Fill
- Adding a Vignette to a Portrait
- Creating a High-Contrast Black-and-White Picture
- Fading Out Color
- Coloring a Single Object
- Deleting the Background
- Making a Photo Look Like an Oil Painting
- Posterizing a Picture
- Making a Photo Look Like a Sketch
- Applying the Pointillize Filter
- Trimming a Photo into a Custom Shape
- Applying Effects with the Smart Brush
- Touching Up with the Detail Smart Brush
Adding a Decorative Border
A frame is just one example of the wide variety of custom, prebuilt shapes available in Photoshop Elements. To make the frame even fancier, this example applies a Craquelure filter to give the frame a rich, dimensional look.
- With the Editor in Full Edit mode and an image open, choose Image, Resize, Canvas Size.
- Type a Width the same as the print size and about 2 inches wider than the current image size. Do the same for Height.
- Click OK.
Right-click the Shape tool in the toolbar and choose Custom Shape Tool.
- In the options bar, open the Shape pop-up palette.
- Double-click any Frame shape.
- With the Foreground color set to the color you want the frame to be, click and drag in the image to surround the photo with the frame.
Click the Simplify button.
- Choose Filter, Texture, Craquelure.
Click OK again.
The frame used here is just one of many Custom Shapes, which are ready-made so that you don’t have to do any freehand drawing. Categories include Animals, Arrows, Banners and Awards, Characters, Default, Frames, Fruit, Music, Nature, Objects, Ornaments, Shapes, Signs, Symbols, Talk Bubbles, and Tiles.