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Old 07-30-2006, 11:56 AM
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Watercolor Borders

How do you create that border effect, similar to the attached Ed Gilmore image? I have purchased tutorials and tried online examples and I just can't seem to duplicate it.

Any suggestions on technique and brushes? I have photoshop 7.

Thanks.
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Old 07-30-2006, 04:49 PM
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How do you create that border effect, similar to the attached Ed Gilmore image? I have purchased tutorials and tried online examples and I just can't seem to duplicate it.

Any suggestions on technique and brushes? I have photoshop 7.

Thanks.
Here's something you can try:
* Add a new layer above the painting layer
* Fill the new layer with white
* Add a hide all layer mask
* Literally paint white on the mask to reveal as much "white border" as you like. To speed the process a bit you can use the Lasso tool to draw a rough border, Select > Invert Selection, Edit > Fill (with white). Then start using the Brush tool for the rough edges.

On this quickie example using the pretty flowers pic (very nice if yours):
* I use PS7 brush "Chalk 36", airbrush setting on, Opacity 80%-100%, Flow 80% to paint the layer mask.

Hope this helps...Is this more or less what you had in mind?

~Danny~
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Old 07-31-2006, 07:42 AM
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After opening a new layer and filling it with white. In Paint Shop Pro you can select layers/load save mask/from disk. Then you can pick from a number of already available masks if you don't want to make one of your own.

Not sure how this works in PS 7, but would bet there is a similar way to attach a mask to an image.

Steve
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Old 07-31-2006, 08:00 AM
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Hi Regez

This should help. Lots of edges and instructions on how to use.


http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/fre...framesmain.htm


Ken.
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Old 08-01-2006, 07:34 PM
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Thanks everbody. I will give these a try. Everone is always so helpful here.
Thanks again.

Regez
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