Create really cool borders in under a minute to use on virtually any one of your photos or even video for that matter.



  1. Ivonne 14 April, 2008 at 13:19 Reply

    wow! this tutorial is great! It makes me feel like a pro hehe 🙂 thank you so much… keep the tutorials coming!

  2. Darren Moffitt 18 April, 2008 at 12:55 Reply

    In the tutorial “Borders in a Minute”, can you give a tutorial on how to make the digital swoops graphic in the opening display / lesson.


  3. Manda 4 May, 2008 at 00:21 Reply

    This was a great tutorial! I’ve been going through a creativity dry spell but this has given me a few ideas. And it’s so simple!!!!! XD

  4. vu 6 May, 2008 at 19:37 Reply

    I have been watching your videos for a while. THis video is the one that I found it very fun to work around my pictures. THanks so much.

  5. Solay 7 May, 2008 at 23:44 Reply

    This is a handy hint. I had a folder of images I wanted to have edge effects on but was lost to how to create one and I was thinking of googleing it, then instinct told me to go to NAPP site where I then got a link to this tutorial.
    Very brief, yet detailed.
    Thank you

  6. Márcio Guerra 17 May, 2008 at 14:23 Reply

    Well, if you think it properly, you might find some use for this tutorial… Nice one, perhaps not on scribbling, but, some other ways… It is nice! Thanks

    Márcio Guerra

  7. Azia 30 May, 2008 at 23:21 Reply

    This was so simple to do, I actually tried this today and my graphic came out better than what I had hoped for. I don’t know what I would have done without these tutorials

  8. Nina 2 June, 2008 at 19:22 Reply

    Thank you so much. I just did it and having fun creating border from your simple tutorial. i didnt know it is that simple :-)) i shared your website to my friends in my blog, i hope that is ok.

  9. Chae 23 June, 2008 at 22:17 Reply

    Same as poster above, I get confused when you fill your doodle with color early on in the tutorial – I’ve noticed that some of these tutorials aren’t really PS newbie friendly – which kinda defeats the purpose. I am on a mac trying to “option+delete” the hell out of it, but no color is pasted down…. You might want to explain and/or cover alternative ways of doing it…

    Other than that, the tutorial and the effect it creates looks great!

  10. Ramone Williams 23 July, 2008 at 22:25 Reply

    Wonderful stuff!!!!!!!!!!!! I am completely new to photoshop, so i was lost when you added foreground colour. I have no idea what happened right there. could someone please help me. Send me an email at

  11. Fred 5 October, 2008 at 05:35 Reply

    Hi all, I have only recently found this great site, good tutorials!
    As for the problem people have with adding foreground colour, if you look at the bottom left of the tools palette you will see two small squares wich by default are black on top and white below, these are the same squares that will CHANGE COLOUR when you choose a different colour from the colour palette (ie when using a brush). The top square (default black) is the foreground colour (brush colour) the lower square is the background colour (canvas colour if you will) default white. If you press the D key on your keyboard (Mac or PC) you will be given the default colours (even if you had other colours previously selected). if you press the X key (Mac or PC) it will toggle these colours from foreground to background, (you can also do this in the tools pallette by using the small arrows icon on the top right of these squares). When using Option+Delete (Mac) or Alt+Backspace (PC) you are filling your selection with the FOREGROUND COLOUR ( ie if default colours are used it will be filled with black). As Photoshop uses a Black to White (Grayscale) Image to create a mask, anything White will be 100% solid, and anything Black will be 100% Transparent, and so show your image underneath. Anything shaded gray will have varying levels of transparency. Hope this helps!
    (Note: using Command+Delete Mac) or Ctrl+Backspace (PC) will fill your selection with the BACKGROUND colour you have) ie if default colours will be White.
    Love the site Corey, Keep up the great work!

  12. Bob 15 April, 2009 at 16:32 Reply

    New to Photoshop – Self taught using web and books. This post is awesome. Clear, easy to follow directions. I can’t wait to show my customer their unique final image made using your techniques!!!

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