Well, I have some readers out there in blog land! LOL! I received a lovely email from Jenn today (Hi Jenn!!!) asking about putting frames around pictures. I've posted instructions about this before, but thought this was a good time to repost about this.
The frames I've been putting around my pictures on my blog for the past year or so are from a digi kit that I bought. But, there is a super-easy way to do it in Elements for free.
1 - Resize your photo to a size that is about 50-100 pixels smaller than you want the end product to be. Go to Image>Resize>Image Size. For my photos on my blog, I would set the width to either 370 or 420 depending on how wide I want the white "mat" to appear.
2 - Go to Image>Resize>Canvas Size. To have a white “mat”, change the Canvas Extension Color to White at the bottom of the pop-up screen. Add 50 – 100 pixels to both the height and width. Make sure you choose the same amount of pixels for both the height and width or your mat will not be even. Click okay. You will see a white “mat” appear around your photo.
3 – Go to Image>Resize>Canvas Size again and, this time, change the Canvas Extension Color to Black at the bottom of the pop-up screen. For a thin black frame, add 3 pixels to both the height and width. For a thicker mat, add more pixels. Click okay. And you will see the black “frame” appear. Save for web and you’re done!
Easy as can be!! Here are some examples using both 50 pixels and 100 pixels as your mat width.
And, by the way, this is an old picture of me and Libby that we are going to use as my blog photo at work. And everyone loved "It's a Little Crazy in Here" with this picture, so that's the title. Thanks for the help. :)