Create Frames With
Photoshop Elements

by Terry H Jackson
(Lincs UK)

I think this gold Gothic Frame is perfect for a picture of me (Rick),<br>don't you! :-)

I think this gold Gothic Frame is perfect for a picture of me (Rick),
don't you! :-)

Q: How can you create a picture frame in Photoshop Elements?

A: Well Terry, if you have Photoshop Elements version 6 or higher it's very easy. That's because Elements comes with a good selection of pre-made frames that are easy to use.

Just follow these few easy steps:

Step 1- Open the Content palette.
Go up to the Window menu inside Photoshop Elements and make sure Content has a check next to it indicating the Content palette is visible. If not, click on it to make it visible.

Step 2- Setup the Content palette.
At the top of the Content palette there are two drop-down menus. Click on the left menu and choose "By Type".

Now click on the right menu and choose "Frames". Dozens of Frames will appear in the Content palette for you to choose from.

Step 3- Open a Photo You Want To Put a Frame Around.
Go up to the File menu and choose Open…. Then navigate to the photo you want and double-click to open it.

Step 4- Choose Your Frame and Make Your Adjustments .
Now just drag the Frame you want to use from the Content palette onto your photo.

The Frame will go around your photo and there will be a slider you can use to size your image. You can use your mouse to position it inside the frame.

Once you get it the way you want it just press the check mark or press enter to commit the change.

At this point you can replace the frame by dragging a different one from the Content palette.

That's all there is to it. I hope this works for you Terry. Thanks for the question and good luck!

Readers: If any of you have a solution to this or any other question you see posted here, please leave a comment. Or just leave a general comment if you want.

Your participation and help is appreciated. I obviously don't have all the answers :~/

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Photoshop Elements

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where is content title
by: Anonymous

I dont see "content" tab in photoshop.

Go under the Window menu and click on Content.

Adding Frames
by: Anonymous

Really clear and simple instructions. Thanks.

Framing a vertical photo
by: Anonymous

I could only make the frame fit the photo if I turned the photo into a horizontal orientation. Then the frame fit and I could rotate it back to vertical.
Stupid framing logic.

Totally Unsatisfactory
by: Anonymous

Your instructions are clear and easy to follow, but the whole situation is counterintuitive and just plain stupid. I want the frame around my *entire* photo, and I certainly don't want to resize the photo. There are much more satisfactory ways to frame a photo, and I'm surprised that Adobe hasn't done it.

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