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Two Free Frame Actions for Photoshop Elements

This file contains actions which can create two types of frames for your web-sized photographs: a simple thin border, and a wider, beveled frame. By combining them, you can do more than you might think -- check out the samples below.

We also have other free actions for Photoshop Elements.


Download the Actions

  1. Download the ZIP file and save it to your hard disk.
  2. Unzip it.
  3. Follow the instructions in the ReadMe file.
Download for Elements 1-5

Download for Elements 6

Download for Elements 7 and later




Notes:
  1. The frame actions work best on photos that have been sized for the web, not full-sized photos.
  2. Save your file before running the frame actions. The actions will flatten all layers.
  3. The actions may not work on images in 16-bit mode, indexed color, etc. If you get an error, convert your image to one of the other modes, such as RGB, CMYK, Lab, or Grayscale, and convert your image to 8-bit mode before running the actions.
  4. Select your colors before you run the action.



Samples

(You choose your own colors, of course)

Simple, Thin Border

I used black as the foreground color, and red as the background color (the red makes the fine line inside the black border).
Simple border
Simple Beveled Frame Simple Beveled Frame


Combinations

Those are pretty simple, right? But look what you can do by running them in sequence.

Double Simple Border

Running the simple border action twice produces this.
Running the simple border twice

Triple Simple Border

I ran the Simple Border twice with both the foreground and background colors set to a very pale blue. Then I ran it a third time with both the foreground and background colors set to a dark blue.
Triple Simple Border

Another Triple Border

I ran the Simple Border once with both the foreground and background colors set to black. I ran it again with the background color set to red. Then I ran it a third time with both the foreground and background colors set to black again.
Another Triple Border

Double Border, then Frame

I ran the Simple Border twice with both the foreground and background colors set to a light blue. Then I changed the Foreground Color to a dark blue, and added a Simple Beveled Frame.
Simple Border twice, then Frame