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Variation: Create your own!

Flex your creativity: Try your hand at creating your own border. One advantage of this approach is that you can add a border without having to resize or crop your original photo.

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Create a new layer. Open your photo as in step 1 of the project. Click the Layers tab to bring up the Layers palette.

Then click the New Layer button at the bottom of the palette to add a new layer to your photo.

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Set your border. Click the new layer and choose Select > All or press Ctrl/Cmd+A. This selects the entire layer. Now you need to define the border area. Select the Rectangular Marquee tool (). Hold down the Alt/Option key and drag in the interior area of the photo that you want framed by the border. Note: You can use the Elliptical Marquee tool as well. To reposition the selection as you draw, press the spacebar and drag with the Alt/Option key still pressed.

When you hold down the Alt/Option key, the interior area is subtracted from the selection, leaving just the border area selected.

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Fill the selection. Choose a color and then choose Edit > Fill. Under Contents, choose Foreground Color. Alternately, select the Paint Bucket tool () and click the selected area.

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Experiment! Photoshop Elements ships with all sorts of filters. Click the Filters tab to see examples of them. When you see one you want to try, double-click it to apply it to your layer.


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