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Add Borders to Photos using Adobe Photoshop Elements

December 16, 2019

if you’ve ever wanted to put a border
around a picture and it’ll be Photoshop Elements I’ll show you how in about 30
seconds or so you get the idea here a picture of Trump Plaza downtown Chicago
white border a small black little insert around it so what we’re going to do I’ll
bring in another picture here start from scratch make sure you have your layers
pane active the very bottom of your screen you see layers effects graphics
just make sure layers is active create a new layer at the very top double click
it call it border if you want to that’s not needed by the way and with your
rectangular select tool make a big giant box around your entire picture make sure
you get the whole thing just select way outside of the actual picture once it’s
selected right click and select a stroke outline selection and pick the your
desired width here a very large photo like this one here is going to take a
larger size 200 pixels so you can pick whatever size you want you can also
change the color of that little border that’s going to put around it so when
you hit the little ok’ button it churns and it adds a nice little border for you
around your your picture now if you want it smaller you got to go back and do
that and do it again it’s no big deal you don’t have to have this thing
selected you can deselect it if you want to now the next thing is to put a little
border on there so you go to your effects and on the effects filters
Styles choose strokes and just pick any one it doesn’t matter right click say
apply to document now when you go back to your layers tab you’ll see that
little FX button up there so you double click that and now you can refine your
the little insert black border so you can make it a little larger as you want
as small as you want keep it on the outside I recommend if you go to the
inside notice how it adds a border on both the the overall outside and of the
actual picture itself not my personal favorite way of doing it so I just keep
it on the outside and see how you get that nice little kind of little beauty
frame there if you will so once that is done click okay and you’re done don’t
forget to right-click and flatten your image to get everything all on one layer
that’s it that’s how you create a border in Adobe Photoshop Elements this is
version 13 thanks for watching


  • Reply Dave Walker July 17, 2015 at 10:52 am

    My go-to channel for Adobe Elements help

  • Reply Paul Malloy February 22, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    Great tip very quick – thanks

  • Reply RM Hutchins December 20, 2018 at 10:43 am

    I enjoyed your video. It was very helpful. Thank you!

  • Reply hgarland March 22, 2019 at 7:29 am

    I have used this video twice now; it is super clear and concise. Very well done!

  • Reply Ann Thomas October 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I am hard of hearing. Would you please add the caption option to the video?

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