How to make a digital frame?

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After buying a camera, you immediately begin making photos all around you: everything that moves, beeing constructed or, in general, all that eye can see. Then you flip the files on the computer and notice that they are somewhat different from those that hang on your wall. Of course, first of all, ones are real and other are virtual. But the most obvious difference is the frame. They can be made from wood, granite, marble, glass or some other sort of material, on the other side photos on the screen haven’t got one. We can rectify this situation, and make a frame for your digital photos in the editing software.

To create a digital photo frame, you need to install on your computer one of graphic editing programs. For instance, Photoshop, Corel Draw, Illustrator and many others. In this article i will consider the option with Adobe Photoshop.

In most cases, in order to fit photo into the frame, size needs to be reduced. Nowadays, on the internet there are many websites that provide ready-made frames. You just have to download them and then use Photoshop to combine the frame and the photo. To do this, in the program interface open two files – frame and the photo. Then drag the photo into the frame. If the photo is large, it must occupy the entire area of chosen frame. To insert a photo into a digital picture frame, it is necessary to drag by the edge and squeeze until it becomes just the right size.

This is the easiest way to make a frame on PC. After using this method, the resulting picture can be uploaded on the internet or placed in a personal virtual photo album.And in order to print a photo, you would need a larger frame. You can easily do it yourself with help of the Photoshop.

To do this, there is second simple way – the imposition of picture on top of background of any color. In such cases in the corner or on photo itself, initials are normally appended. Sometimes authors insert any elements or watermarks in the corner. It could be painted flower, bear, pen or anything. In order to insert a picture, you’ll need image itself, preferably on the white background, and only one tool in Photoshop – “Magic Eraser”. After selecting “Magic Eraser”, click on the white background, and it should become transparent. Then, drag the image onto your frame, and change its size according to your needs.

If you don’t like single color frame, you can make colorful and changing colors from one to another – this is the second way. For this, create a new file of needed size, and then select the “Gradient”. In the menu, where two squares indicate in which color you paint, you should choose the colors you want  backround to be filled with. Then stretch gradient on  your white canvas. There is your background image. Now you only have to place your photo on it. Don’t forget to sign your name below. When you create your own frame, do not forget that your frame should be in harmony with your photograph, it shouldnt’ be brighter than the image, otherwise it will simply be lost. With the majority of the photos, frames are not combined.

Create. Be creative. Draw. Make your shots better…

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