Design & Photography

Crafty Secrets DT Challenge, Tutorial and Linky Party

May 5, 2014


Won't you join me for the Crafty Secrets Design Team Challenge.  Each month we get together to share our artwork and inspiring tutorials.   You can find more information and creative ideas on the Heartwarming Vintage blog.


I love the look of a white border around photos.  It reminds me of the vintage black & white photos.  Today, I am sharing how to add white background borders in your digital artwork.


I am using Photoshop Elements in my tutorial.  Begin by creating a new blank file.

Creating a transparent background helps for you to see the white border easier.





Create a new layer, then click on the create a new fill to choose your color that you desire.



Then use the Move Tool to drag and drop the photo onto the white background.  Re-size your photo to adjust how much of the border that you want seen.


Merge the layers to allow it to move all as one object. 



Then click on the Move Tool to drag and drop to your digital artwork.
I  hope you enjoyed this fun and easy tutorial.  

Head on over to the Crafty Secrets Blog where you can link up and post a project you completed using Crafty Secrets products. 

Please visit the other talented designers that will be sharing their projects and tutorials:

Kathy Clement - New Design Team Leader
Wishing you a creative day, dear friends.
Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW! Another fun and fabulous tutorial! LOVE this project! Great job my friend! Thanks!

Julie Marie said...

Good morning Sheila... that turned out so beautiful!... I love all of your little garden visitors... so happy you are enjoying being outside in the sunshine... much love, xoxo Julie Marie

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Great Tutorial and very pretty layout Sheila. Your butterfly photographs are so beautiful it makes me think you may get more variety than we do here as I don't recall ever seeing butterflies that pretty in my yard.

Thanks for teaching us some digital again!
Sandy

Vicki Chrisman said...

BEAUTIFUL layout and what a great tutorial Sheila!! I LOVE butterflies!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I always love your photoshop tutorials, and this one is really wonderful. You chose such pretty background paper, and I love the washi tape you added, too. Always a delight to visit you, my friend!

Elizabeth said...

I agree, white margins look perfect around photos, really frames them. great tutorial and such perfect background paper.

Cynthia said...

Great layout, Sheila. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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