Scalloped Photo Edges is a fun and quirky way to present your images, and really isn’t all that difficult!
Step 1: Open your image in Photoshop, duplicate the Layer, and make a White background layer.
Step 2: Click Image > Canvas Size to enlarge the canvas size a few centimeters on all edges. Name this layer “Photo”
Step 3: Create a new Layer and use the Paint Bucket Tool to fill the layer with any solid colour. Name this layer “Colour”
Step 4: Select the Colour Layer, and change the opacity so that you can see the photo beneath it.
Step 5: Select the Paint Brush Tool from the Tool Menu. Click Window > Brushes to open the Brush Pallette. Next click Brush Tip Shape, and set the Brush Hardness to 100% and Spacing to around 90%
The Brush Diameter size will vary according to the size and resolution of your photo, but start with around 50 px and adjust if necessary
Step 6: Using the Brush Tool, draw a frame around your photo on the Colour Layer. Hold down Shift to draw straight lines.
Step 7: Click Command T (Mac) / Control T (PC) to resize the Colour Layer so that the frame now falls inside the photo.
Step 8: With the Colour Layer still selected, select the Magic Wand Tool and add in the following settings:
Anti-Alias: Must be ticked
Contiguous: Must be checked
Step 9: Click in the space outside the Scalloped Frame. Now select the Photo Layer and press delete
Step 10: Now delete or hide the Colour Layer, and you’re done!