Lightroom or Aperture: How do I add a custom border with image to photos?

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  1. lamina macrumors 68000

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    I am at my wit's end here.

    How do I add a bit of white space to the BOTTOM ONLY of a photo in Aperture or Lightroom, with a custom image within that border? I can't believe that such a simple idea would be so difficult. I want to be able to do this with multiple images.
     
  2. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Use Photoshop. RAW workflow apps like Lightroom and Aperture aren't intended for that sort of thing.
     
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  4. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for your reply. Will PS allow me to create a batch action to do this? I'm gonna start digging.
     
  5. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    I'm not too familiar with the batch processing in Photoshop, but you might be able to set something up. (Your best bet is probably to post this question in the Design & Graphics sub-forum.)

    PS: I had a quick glance at LR/Mogrify 2, and it looks like it'll give you borders, but won't allow you to add a separate image in the border area.

    Some combination of an export preset in Lightroom that adds the border to all your images, then a second step where you add the border image in Photoshop (ideally as a batch process) might be doable.
     
  6. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The question of the hour is this: How can something so simple, that every professional photographer does, be this complicated?
     

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  7. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    I take it you didn't like the option I posted ?
    I'm offended. :(
     
  8. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    OK, here's another option that might give you this. You can use a jpg image as a watermark, and that might be able to give you what you're looking for.

    Anyway, my guess is that most people who do this would use Photoshop (though the affect is a bit too "motivational posterish" for me).

    Your option doesn't look like it allows an image to be added to the border area.
     
  9. dZp macrumors 6502a

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    Yes it does.
    I use it all the time.
    In fact, I tried it again just now. Added an outer border at bottom only + graphical watermark applied on the border.
     
  10. lamina thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm working on it; don't be offended yet. :)
     
  11. telecomm macrumors 65816

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    Motivational posters, here we come! :D ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  12. OldSkoolNJ macrumors 6502

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    BorderFX PlugIn for Aperture 3. Works beautifully. You can easily highlight 1 ...2 ... or 300 photos and send it through it right from Aperture.

    Donationware ....
    http://www.iborderfx.com/BorderFX/

    Kevin :apple:
     

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