Tutorial: How to add borders using Paint.Net

Original image

Bonsai that I own (yeah yeah I know, it is fake and plastic)

Bonsai that I own (yeah yeah I know, it is fake and plastic)

– Make sure your color palette is shown (else go to window and enable)
– Set Primary color to Black and secondary to white
– Image -> Canvas Size -> choose by percentage – 95%

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– Image -> Canvas Size -> choose by percentage – 105%

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– Now you should see a white border on your image like this:

result1

Note the white band around the image.

Step 2
– Set your secondary color also to black
– Image -> Canvas Size -> choose by percentage – 99%

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click to enlarge

– Image -> Canvas Size -> choose by percentage – 101%

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– Now you should see a black border on your image like this:

Vola ! Beautiful border around our image.

Voila ! Beautiful border around our image.

Next tutorial tomorrow would be: How to add drop shadows to images. We will take this last image and add a drop shadow to it. Stay tuned!

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3 Responses to Tutorial: How to add borders using Paint.Net

  1. Pingback: Tutorial: Add drop shadow to your pictures « Mouli’s blog

  2. Alan says:

    Interesting – thanks for posting this tip. Why exactly does this work?

  3. Johnk986 says:

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