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It's a Frame-up! - part 1 of 1 2 3 4 5 6

by Mike McNamee Published 01/02/2009

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Mike McNamee looks at options for bespoke frames and Carol Tipping tries out onOne's solution

While there are many 'framing' and 'edge effect' software solutions around, many people prefer to have something that is unique to their style or an individual image. An ever-popular effect is that which mimics the rough outline of a painted image or, more particularly, mimics the outline of a 'concept rough' as might be created by a graphic designer. They are usually made with felt tip pens and have a characteristic edge where the artwork reaches the clear white paper. This can be recreated in the following manner:


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Preparing the Mask

There are several ways of carrying out the task but we will first make an alpha channel for use as a mask.

1. Take a piece of plain white paper, the size of your image, including its borders. Mark in very light pencil where you wish the border to extend to.


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