Photoshop Tutorial: How to Make Scalloped Photo Edges

November 24, 2010 · 3 comments

in Crafts,Photoshop,Resources,Tutorials

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:

Tolerance: 30

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!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Erika van Zyl November 24, 2010 at 12:20 pm

Awesome! Thanks!

rikki hibbert November 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Pretty cool, huh? It’s like digital scrap booking ;-)

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