Need an Action (or help creating action) for key-line frame to look matted for print

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by Iron Flatline, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. Hi all.

    I've been printing a lot of my images lately, and I can't figure out how to create a nice frame around the image. Up till now I just expand the canvas by 15-20 pixels in white, and then one more time for about 10-15 pixels in black. It depends on the size of the image that I'm printing.

    It's an o.k. look, but I would like something slightly more sophisticated. Could someone teach me a technique? I will be turning it into an Action. I'd also gladly accept a pre-existing Action, I will learn from it by tweaking it.

    Here's what my current effort looks like, but I'd like something slightly more sophisticated:

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  2. markc

    markc TPF Noob!

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    In my opinion, simple is sophisticated. Getting fancy often detracts from the image.
     
  3. Just a little more sophisticated - possibly a little drop shadow, for instance.

    I've searched TPF, and the links that were suggested always have very heavy framing, some kind of odd novelty effects, or they're intended for web-use, not printing. I don't actually want to matte after I print, just sort of fake it.
     
  4. MountainPaul

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    Something you could play around with.

    Duplicate Layer
    Select All
    Stroke (40 pixels)
    Select - Modify - Contract (20 pixels) (This is HALF the value of the stroke)
    Delete
    Select - Inverse
    Layer - Blending Options - Styles (choose one that you like)
    Layer - Flatten Image

    Thats it.

    You can get some interesting borders that way.

    Paul.
     
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    Do you plan on framing?
     
  6. No, that's why I want some kind of fake matting right now.
     

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