i'd like to make a border for my photos but PS will not allow me to select line thickness less then 1 pixel. do you know of any software that will let me choose line thickness .5 pixels.
A half pixel border isn't going to be visible.
Double click your Background layer. Click OK on the dialogue box that opens. This makes your original layer editable. The layer name will change from Background to Layer 0.
With the new blank layer active go to Image>Canvas Size. Select Pixels from the dropdown if that's not already the default. Input dimensions that are two pixels larger on both dimensions. Click OK. Go to Edit>Fill and fill with whatever colour you want.
Go to Layer>Arrange>Send Backward (or drag Layer 0 above Layer 1 in the stack).
You'll now have a 1 pixel border around the image in the colour you want and your image will be centred in that border.
If you try to change the canvas dimensions by only 1pixel you'll only have a 1 pixel border on one side and the bottom. Trying to use Layer>Align to get the thing centred is a waste of time. And as I mentioned above, even if you could, a 1/2 pixel border wouldn't be visible.
No need to work with layers. Just increase the canvas size by however many pixels you want, choose centering and pick the color you like; white, black or a custom color. For a 2000x3008 pixel image file I use an increase of 10 black pixels in both directions.Mike
Message Edited by mikeya on 12-27-2008 08:06 PM
i had to do most of what BobF said because i was trying to make an outline border. i guess i wasn't that clear on that.
it worked pretty good. check this out http://kostyanakazny.com/Peru_Rural/peru_rural.htm thank you Bob.
now i face looking for all the tiffs that are all over the place.
I got tired of messing with layers and went with ACs Webframes to make life a little easier. I ended up buying the PSE set of frames but they have freebies for PS.
what about this...control +aedit> stroke> one pixel> centered.then half the stroke is outside the picture area, and the part you see is a half pixel wide.