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PostPosted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 11:07 pm 
I use adobe lightroom as my image workflow. I have all my images in LR and do all my editing in it, but I want a quick, convenient and easy way of adding a premade frame on to images.

This is almost exactly the sort of frame I want to be able to easily and quickley add to an image after im finished with it in lightroom:

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Could someone please tell me how I can do the above to prodce frames like this? What software would i need to do it? (i use a mac) im guessing i would need to export the image in to something after LR.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:04 am 
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If you have Photoshop you canset t up as Lightrooms external editor. Once that's done you could use any one of a number of pre-recorded actions, which can be found at the link below -

http://www.atncentral.com/download.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:35 am 
I spent about an hour fiddling with ways to do it, but in the end I got all the pixel numbers write and made a frame. I made the frame with out the image and saved it as a .psd photoshop file, then just drag the image into the middle. only problem it only works with 640x480 images that i export from LR.. and the exported images height is not even 480, its something odd like 428 :/

here is an example:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:16 am 
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So, did you try my suggestion?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:54 am 
I used photoshop as an external editor but I have no idea how to do ore recorded action.


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Fair enough mate, It's certainly not obvious how to do it. I had the same troubles myself.

My main PC is down at the moment but will be on-line again around tea-time (hopefully). As soon as it is I'll give some instructions on what to do.

Basically though, you download the action (.atn) and put it in the appropriate folder within your Photoshop installation. It's then accessible through the action pallette. There is another step here which escapes me at the moment. I'll let you know as soon as possible.

Meanwhile you could download this file below which has a range of pre-defined templates.

http://www.atncentral.com/Zip_Actions/Buds_Frames.zip

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:38 pm 
so what exactly does it do and what r the benefits of it?


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It'll do exactly what you're looking for it to do. It'll put a frame around any image you ask it to. As far as I know it can also be used for batches of images but I haven't personally tried that so don't quote me on it. Like I say I don't have access to my main rig at the moment but you need to put the Buds Frames.atn file into something like Photoshop/Actions/. Give it a try and see how it goes. Once it's in the correct folder just follow the instructions below to access it.

1. Choose Window > Actions to display the Actions panel.

2. Click the triangle in the upper right corner to open the Actions palette menu, and choose Load Actions.

3. In the Load dialog box, navigate to the Photoshop Actions folder, and select the Buds Frames.atn file.

4. Click Load.


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Ok, main rig up & running again.

Take that '.atn' file I linked to above and place it here -

Program Files/Adobe/Photoshop CS3/Predets/Actions

Now follow the instructions above to enable the action within Photoshop. Once that's done just press the 'play' button and the action will run automatically. Depending what frame you choose you may be prompted to choose colours and/or border widths.

Don't worry, once you've done it a couple of times it becomes second nature.

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That only half works, sorry. After you place the '.atn' file in the Actions folder you should doubl-click it in order for PS to recognize it. Sorry about that. I haven't had my problems to seek today I'm afraid.

Need any more help let me know.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:56 pm 
thanks for the advice, I will give it a go when i have a bit of time.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:45 pm 
Or if you are just looking for a border, you can go to blnding-options and then stroke. In there you can just adjust, soooo simple (;


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