Framing Photos C&C

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  1. Rockern1

    Rockern1 TPF Noob!

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    Hello

    Well since I failed miserably in my last Photoshop attempt I decided to take it slow. Today I checked out how to frame Photos and this is what i made please tell me your thoughts about it please.:D

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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If you do a "stroke" blending between the image and the mat, adjust it to about a 5 pixel and grey color "inside" or "center" then do a drop shadow between the mat and the frame it will look more like what you're going after. This looks like the image is floating above a frame. Nice image though.
    This is assuming you wanted this type of effect:
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I don't mind framing like this, but the shadow is bad.
    If it were matted, you could have a very small shadow on the image from the matte.
    The hovering image is "odd". It also makes the image look off center in the frame.
     
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    I like the image, but I do not like the frame - remember, it is just my opinion.

    Black is a good color for the frame, maybe remove the white, shade it with gray and move the black frame up against the photo.???
     
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    Because of the drop shadow it looks like the image is closer to the viewer than the frame is.

    Instead of a drop shadow you should have a inner shadow just inside the black frame.

    You can also make a beveled mat or double mat for the image using the Bevel/Emboss layer style on a very thin canvas. (I use the "Relative" option in the Canvas size dialog box.) (An outside Stroke leaves rounded corners.)

    Here is a double mat and I also used Bevel/Emboss on the brown frame. Notice the inner shadow just inside the left frame arm. I had the light here at about 160°.

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    thanks guys good info ill try your suggestions:drool:
     

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