Friday, February 4, 2011

photo frames, masks & edges

Got the plain photo blues? Want to dress up your pics? Try downloading some frames and edges from Here are some samples from their Ambience collection. We'll start with a plain picture from stock.

  • Open the photo mask
  • Drag the picture on top of it
  • Ctrl T to resize mask to fit, press Enter to finish.
  • Click on the photo layer. Go to Layer > Create Clipping Mask
  • Click on mask layer to adjust fit, move mask around as needed
  • Paint on mask layer with a black brush to remove pattern from faces & skin
  • Flatten layers
Here's a picture of the photo mask that was used to create the picture above. Find more photo frames, masks & templates at

Experiment, have fun & contact me if you need help.

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