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DavidEvans

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Views : 1700  Oct 25, 2012 2:39am

Hello guys,

I'd appriciate a little advise, Is it possible to add boarders to multipl images at the same time in PhotoShop rather than going through each pic individually? Pics are cropped and not all a standard size.

I have hundreds to do basically. eeerrrrrr!

Thanks

David

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Leigh_Perkins

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RE: PhotoShop boarders Oct 25, 2012 3:39am

David, All things are possible in Photoshop

If it were me I think I would use Actions in Photoshop. Using an action in Photoshop you can record the creation of a border on one image, save the action and then run the action on as many images as you like.

If you get really lazy you can create a "Droplet" from the action. The whenever you want the same border on any images you simply drag the the images onto the droplet and voila - go have a cup of tea, paint your toenails, whatever, come back and you'll have a hundred images with borders.

A quick google search on Photoshop Actions should give you some guidance but if you get stuck, mail me with what you're looking to achieve, version of PS etc and I'll see what I can do.

All the best

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 driftwood



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RE: PhotoShop boarders Oct 25, 2012 5:31am

If you can create an action that produces a border you are happy with on all the different size images then it is easy to apply the action to all of the images using the "Image Processor" from Bridge.

Select all of your images in Adobe Bridge then go to
"Tools>Photoshop>Image Processor" in the menus

You will get a dialogue box with various options for saving the files including an option to apply a specified action.

Kevin (Driftwood, Dirftwood, Daftwood ................. whatever ! )

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 Razoir



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RE: PhotoShop boarders Oct 25, 2012 10:54am

I use the same approach as Leigh.

Edit image.
Pull out the ACTIONS flyout.
Click on Create new action (and name it). That is the doodah next to the dustbin.
Hit the RECORD button in ACTIONS.
Go through whatever process you need to create your border.
Hit the FINISH button in ACTIONS.

Open new image.
Edit it.
Open ACTIONS, scroll down to the saved action and hit PLAY. It will do it all for you.

The only caveat is that it will do EXACTLY what you told it to do, so if you resize you image in the editing it will still put the same size border on it, which may throw the balance out a lot. Thinking about that it MIGHT be possible to set the ACTION using canvas resize as a percentage rather than a set number of cms. I'll give that a try when I have time.


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RE: PhotoShop boarders Oct 25, 2012 11:03am

PS. Yes, you can resize using CANVAS SIZE and inputting a percentage BUT that does not give an equal border all round. x% of the long size is not the same as x% of the short side, so you get an imbalance, with more border at the top and bottom than at the sides (in portrait).

Presumably it would be a simple matter to work out the maths. to get an equal border all round.

All of this is assuming that you want plain borders. If you want fancy, hand-drawn borders it would be a different kettle of fish. I do mine by new layer over image, flood with white and then use a coarse brush to erase the white and show the image beneath. Presumably this would work as an ACTION but it does kill the whole idea of a unique border for each picture.

If you are really keen on borders, try AutoFX website. They do a plugin for borders which is massive and gives you thousands of borders (all adjustable). Indeed AutoFX plugins are generally pretty good.

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DavidEvans

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RE: PhotoShop boarders Oct 25, 2012 12:47pm

Thanks guys, thats a massive help. I'll get on to it when I get home.

I appreciate it.

Dvaid

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DavidEvans

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RE: PhotoShop boarders Oct 26, 2012 3:35pm

So these are the results..........

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