Photoshop Elements Mat Actions

Rick's Photo Mattes

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Requirements Works On
Photoshop Elements 7 or later Websized and High-Resolution Images
PC or Mac

The photo mat actions are designed to create a mat or frame from the photo itself. They will work in Photoshop 6.0 and later.

Here are some of the Mats you can make:
  1. Darkened and Half-Darkened Mats
  2. Lightened Mats
  3. Normal Mats
  4. Complex Mats
Rick's Photo Mats
The actions are provided in both full-sized and web-sized versions.

Darkened mat

You select the area that will appear inside the mat. As you see, you can make an asymmetric mat if you want.

The Half-Darkened mat is similar, but not quite as dark.
Darkened mat

Lightened mat

Lightened mat

Normal mat

Normal mat

Complex Mats

Your selections are not limited to simple rectangles: you can make them more complex. One way to add complexity is to use "Add to Selection" and "Subtract from Selection" when using the selection tools.
mat made from complex selection
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