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  1. #1
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    Default Floating Border Technique

    here is my example

    http://www.scrappersguide.com/forums...00&ppuser=6139
    and here is a second one
    http://www.scrappersguide.com/forums...00&ppuser=6139
    and this is one with my son when he was very young.
    http://www.scrappersguide.com/forums...00&ppuser=6139

    - Choose your photo and duplicate it.
    - Make a new layer, make sure you are working in the new layer
    - Pick up the rectangular marquis tool and draw a square on your picture.
    - Go to EDIT STROKE choose 1 pixel for size, black for the color, and OUTSIDE for the position click OK
    - Once again go to EDIT STROKE choose 20 pixels (or what ever makes a decent and pleasing sized border) for size, white for color (or your choice) and INSIDE for position click OK
    - Go to SELECT and DESELECT
    - Now apply a drop shadow to this layer I increased the size to 21, the distance to 24 and changed the angle a bit to 102
    - Pick up the Polygonal Lasso Tool and draw a rectangle on the border frame this should not be outside the frame or inside the frame.
    - Now go to the layers pallet and click on adjustment layer choose hue saturation and move the saturation slider all the way to the left. click OK
    I know, your little border/frame area is B&W and the photo is colored. Relax. Control I will fix this.
    - Highlight the adjustment layer and the frame layer and link them together.

    Now you should be able to place the move tool on the border/frame and scoot it anywhere in the photo you'd like, even hang it off the side.

    You can also do this with the Oval marquis tool. once I had all my strokes done and shaded I control clicked on the layer to select the circle frame, then went into SELECT/MODIFY/CONTRACT and chose 2 pixels for the amount. clicked OK and then made my adjustment layer from there.

    Wow, I hope this makes sense to someone. It works for me.
    Last edited by seagull; 02-20-2009 at 07:57 PM.

  2. #2

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    How fun! Thank you for sharing!

    Okay everyone, let's see what you can do with Seagull's tutorial. Here's my attempt.

    Post your examples in your Member Gallery and put a link in this thread so we can take a look!
    Last edited by Jan; 02-21-2009 at 12:07 AM.
    Jan Walker

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  3. #3

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    So cool! I'm going to try this and will be back with my layout.
    Carol

  4. #4

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    Great tutorial. Thank You.

  5. #5
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    "I know, your little border/frame area is B&W and the photo is colored. Relax. Control I will fix this"

    Help. how do I make the photo b&w & tHe little pic colored??

  6. #6
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    Press and hold Control and then press the letter I, this will invert the b&w and the color.

    I see where my wording is a bit ambiguous. sorry.

  7. #7

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    Thanks for sharing. Must give it a try.
    Penny
    Albuquerque


    "Not all those who wander are lost." - R.R. Tolkien

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  8. #8
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    Now that you explain it better for dummy me to understand it seems so simple that i couldn't figure it out

  9. #9
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    Have just found this and have had so much fun using it on loads of photos. This is my attempt.

    http://www.scrappersguide.com/forums...5&ppuser=13743

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