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Tutorial Number 04

Stroking a Border


This is a basic way to add borders to your images using the stroke command in the drop down menu that appears when you click on Edit.

Hopefully  you will be able to follow the sequence of screengrabs  below, these have most of the drop down menus with them to give you an idea of what to expect.

These are from a Mac but the PC layouts should have very similar choices and a few extra shortcuts! The shortcuts are the key  combinations down the right hand edge of the drop down boxes if you did not already know.


After clicking on
Stroke, the next box will allow you to select the pixel width, colour and mode for the border. You can also choose whether the border will be around the outside, on the centreline or the inside of your selection.

If you need to change the colour of the border click in the Color box and then  select the new colour from the Picker and click OK. You can also change the width of the stroke by changing the pixel size in the Width box.

After clicking OK in the Color Picker and the Stroke boxes the border should appear around the image, deselect and add drop shadows  should you feel these would improve the appearance. Try the print preview to see how it will look as a print.


After clicking
OK in the Color Picker and the Stroke boxes the border should appear around the image, deselect and add drop shadows  should you feel these would improve the appearance. Try the print preview to see how it will look as a print.




The next tutorial will deal with adding an extra white border, together with another border or outline and adding a title.

Enjoy and good luck.