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Old 07-07-2012, 05:57 AM
Ingo70 Ingo70 is offline
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I have an 11x14 image that i want to add a 2 inch even border to and then resize to 11x14. Can't seem to do this. Any ideas anyone?

Using photoshop. If I reduce the image size and then add the border the border isn't even when I resize to 11x14
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:11 AM
redcrown redcrown is offline
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Re: Resizing image and adding border

Cropping and crop ratios are confusing for many people.

In your task, the original 11x14 image has a ratio of 11 divided by 14, which is 0.786

When you add 2 inches to each side you have a 15x18 image. 15 divided by 18 is a ratio of 0.833

That's a big difference in ratios. You simply can't add equal sized borders to an 11x14 image and still have an 11x14 ratio.

In this case, the normal convention is to make the top and side borders the same, and let the bottom border be a little bigger. In fact, most fine art gallery prints have a bottom mat border that is bigger than the top and sides.

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Old 07-07-2012, 10:48 AM
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Re: Resizing image and adding border

Thanks for your help. That makes sense. Just couldn't get my head round it. I ended up sizing image as 9x12 and added 2 inches and that seems to work.
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