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I mentioned earlier that an easy way to really dramatically change an image, especially a black and white, is to just give it a simple border or frame, and I want to show you a couple different ways to do that. It's a nice way to complete the image. Probably the easiest is to just come up here to Image, and go to Canvas Size, and just, depending upon the size, increase the image just a little bit. So, I'll make this 24 inches by 16, and I could choose any different extension; I could make that any custom color, gray, black, or white. I click OK, and I've got a nice simple frame around my image.
Now, another way to do that, would be to take the Crop tool, and just extend it a little bit. People don't know the Crop tool can be used to add content. And that's a nice visual way to do it; you've got the grid there, which you can change, so you can look at that all different ways. Okay, so another way to do it: we talked about Silver Efex Pro before, and they give you just tons of different options. And there's all sorts of actions and tutorials for doing some of these, but if you do have Silver Effects Pro, and you are trying it out with some of the other black and white stuff, you'll find what they can do around borders and frames is really powerful.
And these are nice, because you just roll over them, and you see the effect. There's all sorts of different vignettes, soft effects, mimicking different film looks. These are really powerful. So, a great way to complete your image, and just finalize it; give it the look you wanted.
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