Photoshop Tutorial: Adding Cool Borders

In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to make borders easily using quickmask and filters in photoshop. Here’s a sample that I did using quick mask and fragment filter;

adding borders with photoshop

Let’s get started!

Step 1.) Open your image, and duplicate your background layer. Choose your background layer and fill it with whatever color you want for your border. Mine is white.

adding borders with photoshop

Step 2.) Now make a rectangular selection just like when you want to crop the picture. The area outside is where the border effect will happen.

adding borders with photoshop

Step 3.) Inverse your selection (ctrl+shift+i) and press ‘q’ to apply the quick mask.

adding borders with photoshop

Step 4.) It’s time to play around with your filters. I’ll get mine done with the fragment filter. So, go to Filter > Pixelate > Fragment, and apply the same filter 5 times by pressing ‘ctrl +f’ 4 times.

adding borders with photoshop

Step 5.) After you apply the effect, press ‘q’ to turn the quick mask into selection, and delete the selection. You should get something like this..

adding borders with photoshop

Experiment with the different filters and colors to get your cool borders effects.

See also: Photoshop Tutorials

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