graphics question

rogerw

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me again

in photoshop at mo, trying to create an advert for a magazine ad.

sorry for being a bit thick, but how do I create a black borderline around my ad ( ie frame it)

gratefull for any help




PS in return if any graphics people would like help with any automatic gate queries, lol
 

aricher

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You can always create a selection using the rectangle tool and then go to "Edit -> Stroke"

If your whole ad is on one layer you can do "select all" and then stroke the selection.

Hope this helps.
 

rogerw

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aricher said:
You can always create a selection using the rectangle tool and then go to "Edit -> Stroke"

If your whole ad is on one layer you can do "select all" and then stroke the selection.

Hope this helps.
ta for that but when i try this (either way) the stroke option is greyed out????
 

tobefirst

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Use the marquee tool to select the area inside (the area you want to be visible), then Select>Inverse (or just hit cmd-shift-I) and fill that area with whatever color border you want. That's usually how I do it when using just photoshop.

Is that what you're looking for?
 

rogerw

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tobefirst said:
Use the marquee tool to select the area inside (the area you want to be visible), then Select>Inverse (or just hit cmd I) and fill that area with whatever color border you want. That's usually how I do it when using just photoshop.

Is that what you're looking for?
yes, just tried it, thank you
 

rogerw

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Mar 13, 2004
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tobefirst said:
Use the marquee tool to select the area inside (the area you want to be visible), then Select>Inverse (or just hit cmd-shift-I) and fill that area with whatever color border you want. That's usually how I do it when using just photoshop.

Is that what you're looking for?
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i thought that the s/cut didnt work - went the long way round
 
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