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Chapter 14. Men at Work: How to Show You... > Creating a Digital Frame - Pg. 403

The Photoshop CS2 Book for Digital Photographers Step Four: Press M to get the Rectangular Marquee tool. Draw a selection that's a couple of inches larger than your photo (this will be the edge of your frame, so you'll want to make this selection as big as you want your frame). Next, press the letter D and then X to set your Foreground color to white, and press Option-Delete (PC: Alt-Backspace) to fill this selection with white. Now press Command-D (PC: Control-D) to deselect. Step Five: At this point, there's nothing much to see (after all, you have a white box over a white background). To add the edge of your frame, choose Stroke from the Add a Layer Style pop-up menu at the bottom of the Layers palette. When the dialog appears, set your Size to 7 pixels, set the Position to Inside, and click on the Color swatch and choose black in the resulting Color Picker. (Note: If you're working with high-res, 300-ppi images, you'll need to increase your Size setting.) Step Six: When you click OK, a black border will appear around the outside edge of your white-filled rectangle. The reason the corners of the frame are so nice and sharp is because you chose Inside for your Position. If you left it at the default setting of Outside, the corners would've been rounded, and it wouldn't look like a real frame. Now, on to adding some depth.... Continued How to Show Your Work Chapter 14 403