How to Put a Border Around a Photo in Photoshop

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How to Put a Border Around a Photo in Photoshop
Add a border around your photos to make them look more professional. (palm trees silhouette image by topstock from

Putting a border around a photo in Photoshop can make the picture look more professional and is appropriate when printing personalised holiday or birthday cards. Use this process for any version of Photoshop.

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  1. 1

    Open the canvas size option by selecting the "image" button on your toolbar and scrolling down to the "canvas size" in your drop-down menu.

  2. 2

    Add a number of pixels to the width and height of your photo relative. Determine the number of pixels to add by looking at the "current size" of the photo in pixels, which is also displayed on this window. You can also change the size units from pixels to inches by selecting inches in the unit drop-down menu.

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    Use the "anchor" option to choose which sides you want the border to be. Move the picture icon to the centre of the box if you want the border to be on all sides or move it to the left if you want it to be on the top, right or bottom sides. Move it to the top left corner if you want the border to be on the right and bottom sides.

  4. 4

    Choose the colour of the border by pressing the "canvas extension colour" button and selecting from the drop-down menu. Select "other" if you want to use the eye dropper to select a colour in the picture.

  5. 5

    Select "OK."

  6. 6

    Reopen the canvas size window to make any adjustments or to add additional borders to the photo.

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