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Old 01-12-2007, 03:54 AM
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How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

Hi!

I've been looking for a tutorial on how to make keyline borders such as this one:
http://kubotaworkshops.com/pages/pro.../ART_V1_1.html

But all I've really found are expensive plugins.

There must be a way to do this?

Anyone care to share how?

Thanks!
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Old 01-12-2007, 04:39 AM
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Re: How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

This will help you...

http://www.worth1000.com/tutorial.asp?sid=161043
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Old 01-12-2007, 07:02 AM
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Re: How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

Hi Nat

This may help also

http://www.betterphoto.com/article.asp?id=120

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Old 01-12-2007, 07:46 AM
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Re: How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

Aah...much better tut as the one I pointed to was more for OOB.
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Old 01-12-2007, 02:08 PM
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Re: How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

Try this.
step 1.Open image

step 2. Image>Canvas Size and click on the box that says "relative"
Make sure the pull down menu for width and height iis set to "pixels" and the "canvas extention color" is set to "white. Then put in the pixel size of the white line to border the image.Then click OK.

step 3. Repeat 2
Only this time choose either inches or pixels to make the larger black border by setting the "canvas extention color" to "black" then click "ok."

to add a shadow (second attached image): make sure you are not on the "background" layer. If you are double click on the layer and call it something else.
Image>Canvas Size - this time make sure the "relative" box is not checked and increase the size of your canvas so you have room for the shadow. In your layers pallet "apple click" (on a mac, I think alt click on pc) on your layer to select the image and then choose drop shadow from the "add a layer style" menu at the bottom of the layer's palet.
Hope this helps.

~Nancy~
also you can add a very light g blur to the white border to soften it if desired.

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Old 01-12-2007, 03:46 PM
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Re: How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

Isn't this just a reverse crop set to the color you want?
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Old 01-12-2007, 09:05 PM
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Re: How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

I hope I'm not missing something but this seem rather straight forword.
- Open image and dup
- Select > ALL then Select => Save Selection
- Image => Canvass Size (add about 1/2 inch to width and height)
- Load Selection (select alpha1 if you left the default name)
- Edit => Stroke (set width, color, and check "inside" for location)
- Select => Inverse
- Edit => Fill (select fill color)

A variation you might find interesting is to use the image for the outside border. Same start but after Load Selection you want to duplicate the main image layer and use Edit => Free Transform to expand this layer well beyond the boundaries of the canvass. Then add a serious Gaussian Blur to this layer. Move this layer under the main image layer. Make the main image active and do the Edit => Stroke step above.

You can use Levels or Hue/Saturation on the blurred layer to adjust to taste.


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Old 01-13-2007, 04:11 AM
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Re: How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

Thanks for the excellent tutorials and tips! Thank you!!!!
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Old 01-13-2007, 06:34 AM
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Re: How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

You might find scott kelbys books photoshop cs or cs2 for digital photographers really helpful these are both excellent books lots of info,
easy to follow
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Old 01-16-2007, 10:49 AM
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Re: How Do You Make Keyline Borders?

For anyone beta testing (or has bought) FilterForge. I decided to make a Keyline Filter
It's available here
http://www.filterforge.com/filters/1838.html

It's fully adjustable and has a drop shadow

Ken.
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