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Photoshop - Stroke

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Old 08-24-2008, 02:03 AM
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Photoshop - Stroke

When printing, I often transfer my image to a blank canvas to give me a border, and then add a stroke to surround it.

I struggle to get the stroke even on all sides. Can anyone tell me if there is a keystroke in PS3 to give me for an even selection every time? i.e. a 1mm gap between image and slection.
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:41 AM
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Re: Photoshop - Stroke

Make background color white or the color you want border..
Top menu Image>Canvas size (Make sure relative box is checked)
enter value you want and change to whatever measurement you want IE: Inches, pixels, MM etc.. enter both height and width Remember that 2mm = 1mm each side
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:45 PM
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Re: Photoshop - Stroke

If you use the stroke command in the layer properties it will apply a stroke to all sides of the layer and all exactly the same width and to the number of pixels you tell it. How else are you applying the stroke?
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Old 08-30-2008, 09:34 PM
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Re: Photoshop - Stroke

You could create an action that would:

1. Make a selection around your original image.
2. Goto Select, Modify, Expand.
3. Expand your selection by however many pixels works for you.
4. Run stroke to get your border.

You should now have a border that is exactly the same distance from each side of the original image, and with the action, future borders will be a single click.

Is that what you need?
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