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.