I've not seen this done before in a magazine so I scanned it in, I thought it was quite a nice affect for the right magazine or the right article: white content box holding the picture and the text: http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/6793/box17ya.jpg left content box: http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7594/box20vn.jpg How do you think the borders on those white content boxes were created? My guess would be either it's a custom stroke/border if you can do that in InDesign or it's a simple masking job done done in photoshop with a zero opacity background. If it's the latter the second scan would have the main content box and 2 seperate images placed underneath at the bottom edge and the left hand/top edge? What would be the best way to create a similar effect in photoshop for the borders to start off with to intigrate into a content boxes border? Only thing that's coming to mind is drawing out the lines using different brush thickness' then apply a combination of artistic filters (dry brush maybe) to it and adjust the brightness/contrast and other variations in the channel mixer?