Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Spotted border

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a spotted border effect using the Pixelate filter. I have used a free stock image for this tutorial which can be found here.

Spotted border

Step 1

Open an image in Photoshop that you wish to add the spotted border to.




Step 2

Select the Rectangular Marquee tool and make a selection around the image like below. The closer you place the Rectangular Marquee to the centre of the image the greater the spotted border effect, and the further away to place the Marquee the smaller the border.




Step 3

Choose Select > Feather and give a feather radius of 5 pixels. You can increase the radius if you wish to create a more rounded border.


Step 4

Hit the Q key on the keyboard to enter the quick mask, and you see a red border around your image like below.




Step 5

Select Filter > Pixelate > Colour Halftone and set the max radius to 10 pixels. If you wish to have larger spots on your border then increase the size of the radius.


Step 6

Exit the quick mask mode with the Q key then choose Select > Inverse and hit the delete the key. Then deselect the selection and you should get a spotted border like below.

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