Sloppy Borders



I have been working on creating some sloppy boarders for some black and white photography I have.  When I started out I thought I would be able to just google sloppy boarders, download some I liked and apply them to my photos.  Well, it turned out not to be that easy.  I found a lot of different sites offering to sell me an expensive package but not too many that offered free samples and if they did they were not usually a sample I was all that interested in.

Finally I decided to just make my own.  Not the easiest thing in the world, especially with my rusty photoshop skills but still lots of fun.  It took much longer than I wanted but now that I have system I can make them fairly quickly.  The best thing about the whole deals I have a small collection of these borders that I can use time and time again.  

For anyone who is interested, I found the videos at TUTVID.COM very helpful.  I did not really copy the way they create sloppy boarders, I just listened to the different tricks they used with different tools in Photoshop.  I found the brushes tutorial and the Cool, Easy Boarders tutorial very helpful.  I will definitely be watching more of their videos in the future.  

If anyone is interested in learning more about simple boarders, feel free to contact me and I will see if I can help.    



About edwintoonephotography

I am a U.S. born professional photographer living in Barcelona, Spain.

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