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Maybe-not-really-20-something-anymore from Norway who likes to scrapbook and take photos documentarystyle and dreams of photojournalism when not working as a photojournalist and that's pretty much what this blog is about. And I like it this way.

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Been scrapbooking since late fall 2005. Currently fortunate enough to be a part of the design teams for Hambly Screenprints, Fancy Pants Designs and Pencil-Lines. ♥


~~ Frames, borders and stuff ~~

Posted by Ania On Friday, September 21, 2007
Yay! I've been a good girl now - made a quick minialbum for my grandma yesterday. Mom's kinda been buggin me to write grandma a letter, and although I love her dearly and all (I really do!!) I'm such a procrastinator....*cough* sooooo I finally got that done yesterday and since I was taking my time finally doing that I thought I'd add a minialbum. Oh, and I got a zutter bind-it-all and had to test it ;)

Anyways - simple setup - paper - photo - journaling - laminating - zuttering :p

I got a question the other day -- how to make or find the borders & frames for the photos I'm showing here?

1. Frames can be found around on the net - Cecilie have made some really cool ones which can be bought here at Papirloftet for 20NOK (about 4$). I also love the ones Rhonna have made for 2peas - they can be found here - 4$.

Tip: Frames can be used in two diff ways (that I know of anyways :p):

As a normal frame over the photo:
And by filling the inside of the frame w/black and then use it as a clipping mask (2 layers, crtl+alt+g, see below):
Both photos are using the same frame: Grungy photo frame 7 by Cecilie.

Tip: if the sizes for the photo / frames are way off: use the transformtool (crtl-t) and resize the bigger photo so it'll fit the other. Remember to push in shift while resizing - it'll allow you to keep the proportions of the photo.

2. There's free frames on the net; check out this one by Jessica Sprague - read the article aswell, it will tell you how to use a clipping mask. No point for me to repeat what she's saying/showing ;)
This photo is using the same free file that she's providing on her site.

3. You can make your own; it's quite easy if you have the time&patience - there's loads of cool grunge brushes out there thatyou can use....

4. The one I did for this photo I just made myself by using the rectangular marqee tool and stroke: simply expand your photo (image->canvas size -> add a few more cm to both sides kinda) so that you get air around your photo, chose rectangular marqee tool and draw around your photo at a distance (I hold my shift key in while doing this - i *think* it's supposed to mean that the rectangular automatically will align itself to the middle or something like that - I *dont* know....I just recall something about shift and shrug it doesnt hurt holding it in uh :p feel free to enlighten me :p), pick stroke (edit->stroke) and the pixels you think are ok - somewhere between 1-3 depending on photosize is normally fine to me). Tada. Oh. I wrote "draw", placed it where I wanted it and removed the lines with an eraser. Easy & pretty :)

There ya go :)

Ok, fikk en forespørsel om frames og borders og sånn; her har jeg forklart litt om hvordan man kan bruke de på forskjellige måter og hvor man kan få tak i de forskjellige rammene. De fleste må man betale for - men det er ikke dyrt - rundt 20-25kr - ellers kan man søke nettet seff :)

Sistnevnte lagde jeg selv i photoshop - ganske lett - med marquee tool + strokes.
Ha en god helg! :)

5 intriguing feedbacks to '~~ Frames, borders and stuff ~~'

  1. banglamarie Said,'> 12:01 PM

    Nydelig minialbum du har laget!!! Så stilig!


  2.'> 12:28 PM

    Så flott minialbum du har laget!!! Og supert med litt Photoshop instruksjoner:)


  3. Anonymous Said,'> 5:06 PM

    Only 2 comments?
    These mini pages is very good.
    I like so much your simple style!

    Giulia - Italy


  4.'> 9:36 PM

    Gorgeous and really clever, thank you so much for sharing :)


  5. Aquarell Said,'> 12:53 AM

    Kjempeflott album!
    Og supre instruksjoner.;)

    Ha en god helg!


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