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    How I add my text, borders and frames to my images...

    How I add my text, borders and frames to my images...

    As requested earlier by some of our dear family members, I will try to easily explain how I add my frames, borders, and text to all my images.

    I hope it will be easy to understand as I take you through step by step.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    #2
    The first thing I need to do after opening Photoshop Elements is to create a basis psd-file.



    I like to keep my images 1024 pixels wide for greater detail and impact. When I resize my RAW files to this width, the height will always be 683 pixels.

    Now, you will have to put some planning in the basis psd-file.

    As you can see from my planning, I would like to keep the width of 1024 pixels.

    The height of the background file should be 683+3+3+20+20 pixels = 729 pixels.

    The background file should therefore be 1024 pixels x 729 pixels.



    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      #3
      I color it black with the paintbucket.



      Now, I add another layer (a new file again), the white frame: as you can see from my plan it will be 1024 pixels wide, and 683+3+3 pixels wide = 689 pixels.



      I use the selection tool (red arrow), and select the whole white area, and then copy it (Command C on MAC).

      I then paste it onto the black background.

      I then add text (CV logo) wherever I want to (several layers/places), by using the (blue arrow) text tool.

      When all text and all logo’s are on the basis file, I save the file as a PSD-file.

      You now have a basis psd-file.
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        #4
        Here you see my basis psd-file.... the one I use for the North Cape Summer Report, with all the layers and so on.

        The layers can be arranged/ rearranged by selecting whatever layer and then by going to LAYERS > ARRANGE

        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
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          #5
          I keep this file in a safe and convenient place, and do not delete it.
          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
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            #6
            Now, each time you want to add an image to the frame (psd file) you just open the image, edit it if you like, and then resize it to 1024 x 683 pixels.

            You then use the selection tool (the same as the one you cut and pasted the white field onto the background), copy the image and paste it in.

            If text that are supposed to be on top of the image (such as for example "pakarang") is behind the image, just select it on the right and arrange it in LAYERS> ARRANGE...

            You then save the finished file as a .jpeg

            Next image, just delete the layer (layer 5 is the image with me) and add another image.

            Next time you want to use the frame, just open the basis psd-file and there you go again...
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

            Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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