Join Jan Kabili for an in-depth discussion in this video Matting and framing photos, part of Photoshop Elements 11 Essentials: 04 Creative Effects and Projects.
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In this movie, I'll show you how to use layer styles to create a unique matte…and frame around one of your best photos.…I'm starting here in the Layers panel.…You can see that, like most photos, this photo was opened with a single layer; a…special background layer.…A background layer is locked, and so you can't add a new layer beneath it, which…is what I want to do for this technique.…So I'll start by converting this layer into a regular layer by right-clicking…the Background layer, and choosing Layer From Background.…That opens the New Layer dialog box, where I can give my new regular layer a…name. I'll call this Photo, and I'll click OK, and that converts the background…layer into a regular unlocked layer.…
Now I want to add a layer beneath this one.…I'll hold down the Ctrl key as I click the Create a new layer button.…On the Mac, hold down the Command key as you click this button, and that will…create a layer beneath whichever layer is selected,…in this case, the Photo layer.…I'll name the new layer mat, because it's going to contain a white mat around my photo.…
- Building slideshows with text, graphics, and music
- Creating a photo book
- Making a photo calendar
- Outputting a photo greeting card
- Customizing a photo collage
- Adding and editing text
- Combining photos
- Adding filters and preset effects
Skill Level Beginner
1. Creative Photo Effects in Expert Edit
2. Creative Graphic Effects in Expert Edit
3. Slideshows (Windows Only)
Adding music to a slideshow5m 24s
4. Photo Books
5. Photo Calendars
6. Photo Greeting Cards
7. Photo Collages
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