Frame Your Photo in Photoshop CC
Photoshop CC has several frames you can lay over top of a photo. By adjusting the layer style of the frame you can create a unique design that enhances the picture. Try it!
- Open a new document in Adobe Photoshop CC.
- Insert a photo of your choice. From the File menu, click Place Embedded. Select the picture and click Place.
- Position the photo on the page. Resize the photo, by clicking and dragging a corner handle.
- When the photo looks like way you like, click the COMMIT tool on the Options bar (it looks like a checkmark).
- Make a new layer. From the Layers panel, click the Create a new layer tool (it looks like a piece of paper at the bottom of the Layers panel).
- Double click the new Layer and rename it Frame. The Frame layer should be at the TOP. If it isn’t, drag it UP in the Layers panel.
- Select the Frame layer. Click the Custom Shape Tool from the Tools panel.
- From the Options bar, select SHAPE, and then pick a fill color, stroke color, stroke thickness, and stroke style.
- Click the Custom Shape arrow on the Options bar.
- Click the Custom Shape menu picker (it looks like a gear).
- Select Frames from the list. If you are asked to replace the current shapes, click OK.
- Click and drag to draw a frame over the picture. Click COMMIT when you like it. TIP: To resize or move the frame, click the Move tool from the Tools panel.
- Make the frame look great by adjusting the Layer Style. From the Layer menu, select Layer Style. Select Satin.
- Experiment with the Blend Mode, Opacity, Angle, Distance, Size, and Contour to create a unique design. To reset it back, click Reset to Default.
- Double click on any Style name on the LEFT side of the dialog box to apply even more layer styles. Here are some ideas:
- Bevel & Emboss – Select Inner Bevel to produce a unique 3D effect. Adjust the Contour and Texture to make the frame look great!
- Outer Glow – Select a Normal Blend Mode and change the opacity to 100%. Pick WHITE. Adjust the Spread and Size to make it look like their is matting inside the frame.