In today’s video, we look at how to add a frame to an image using the Picture Frame feature in Photoshop. Transcript is below.
Today, we’re talking about a fun little feature that might not be on a lot of people’s radar and that’s the Picture Frame Filter. So stick around to learn more about it!
Well, hello friends! Roger here. So quite awhile ago, I was browsing through the filters in Photoshop and noticed one that I really hadn’t really noticed before and that is the Picture Frame filter. So what this does, is allows you to quickly frame an image in Photoshop so that it looks like a framed picture. And there are all sorts of different frame types available. So to access it, you choose Filter > Render, and the Picture Frame filter is the second option on the menu here.
So we’ll click it. And if you click the Frame drop-down list, we can see all the different frame types available. We see there’s 47 total. So we have some pretty far out frames here: Party, Big Curls, Romance, Tilde, Curly Dance. So the more traditional frames are located more toward the bottom of the list. So we have Rounded Corners, Art Frame, Dual Rounded Art Frame, etc.
And here we can set the margins, the size, the arrangement, as well as choose the color for the frame. So if I wanted this to be blue, …and now we’ve changed our frame color to blue. So this is one of those features that Adobe just kind of snuck in one day so not a lot of people know that it’s there because it’s kind of hidden under the Render category of the Filters area.
So let’s create a frame for this photo. But before I start from here, what I want to do, is create a new layer first. Creating a new layer before adding the frame feature allows you to easily resize the frame after it renders, using the Free Transform tool. So let’s create a new layer so we’ll choose Layer > New > Layer from the menu. And notice we could also use the Command + Shift + N or Control + Shift + N keystroke combination.
So we have a new blank layer. I’m just going to name this “Frame” and then click OK. So now we’ll choose Filter, point to Render, and then choose Picture Frame from the menu. So again, we can choose what type of frame that we want. I think I just want a standard, basic, boring Art frame. So I’m going to choose that. And what would be a good color to go with this image? Let’s go out there — let’s go with Magenta. Then I’ll click the Close button on the Colors window.
So we get an idea of what our frame color would look like before we render it. And again, we can choose the margin, so how far out. And again, you can always transform the frame later on. You can use the size so this gives us the thickness of our frame. So if we wanted to go super thick, we could go like this. But I think I’m going to leave it….maybe….let’s go about 16 or so. And this looks good, so then we’ll click OK.
So now we see we have our frame and our frame’s a little bit too small for our image so let’s transform it. So I’ll hold down the Command + T keystroke combination if using a Mac or Ctrl + T if using Windows to activate the Free Transform feature. Now I’m just going to click and drag on the edges until the frame is the size that I want. And we’ll drag down a little bit. . And there we go.
And you can also add some effects as well by double-clicking on the layer. Um… what do we want…let’s try adding little Drop
shadow to this….gives it a little bit of depth here. Let’s add a little Bevel & Emboss too. So there we go. That looks good. And I’ll click OK.
So there is our framed duck with its purple frame. So if you liked this video, please click the Like button below as that really helps our channel out. And again, I thank you so much for watching. I really appreciate all of your support. And I’ll talk to you all in the next video. Roger and Out!