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Photoshop Elements Actions
Photoshop Elements Mat Actions
Rick's Photo Mattes
by Rick Bell
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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:
Darkened and Half-Darkened Mats
The actions are provided in both full-sized and web-sized versions.
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.
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.
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