11-18-2010, 08:06 PM
Making Photo Corners in Photoshop
I love photo corners! That & plain white borders are my current favorite way to show off photo’s. They’re also a great addition, a quick & easy element, to add to any kit.
Start by opening a new document. Your choice, but I like 1200X1200 px at 300 dpi.
Drag your paper on in (I choose plain card stock for this example), and ImageàTrim any excess paper.
Now cut out a perfect triangle. My preferred way:
To cut out the center of your photo corner, to give it that “photo corner” shape:
- ImageàImage RotationàScale (or Ctrl T): 45°
- Now use your Marquee tool to select half your square.
- You have a triangle!
- Rotate back (Ctrl T = 45°) and we are in business.
- Duplicate your triangle layer.
- Shrink the duplicate triangle layer by approx. 40% (Ctrl T): W=40% and H=40%
- Select duplicate triangle.
Now all you need to do is apply a drop shadow, or a fun style (gold, silver, sparkly anyone?). And you are done!
- Delete smaller, triangle selection on your original triangle layer.