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Lesson 11. Advanced Layer Techniques > Creating a border layer

Creating a border layer

To give the image a finished look, you’ll add a border to it.

1.
Click the Create a New Layer button () in the Layers palette. (It doesn’t matter which layer is currently selected, because you’re going to move the new layer a little later.)

2.
Double-click the new Layer 1, and type Image Border to rename it. Then press Enter (Windows) or Return (Mac OS).

3.
Drag the Image Border layer to the top of the Layers palette stack, until a black line appears immediately above the Words layer set, and then release the mouse button.

The Image Border layer is now the top layer in the image.

4.
Choose Select > All to select the entire image in the image window.

5.
Choose Edit > Stroke. In the Stroke area, enter 5 px for Width and click OK. (Or, for a more dramatic black border, enter a larger number, such as 10 or 15 pixels.) A 5-pixel-wide black stroke now appears around the entire image.

6.
Choose Select > Deselect to deselect the entire image.

7.
Choose File > Save.


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