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Amjad Khan

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Hi guys.

 

I need help using illustrator. i`ve produced some sketches which i need to present on 2 a2 boards for assessment. instead of cutting and stickng my sketches down iv`e decided to scan an add txt ect.

 

but i`m having problems in the basic "inserting a decent boarder". i have no experience in illustrator so am going at it alone. will show my lecturers ive put that much more thought into it.

 

Iknow i sound like an ametuer but everybodys gotta start somewhere. would appreciate the help. would also appreciate tips on photoshop boarder and presentation skills ect. i`ve not decided which one to use.

 

Will post the end copy one finished to see what you guys think.

 

Look foward to any responses!

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Guest amarsh23

There are many ways to add borders in illustrator or photoshop, to name a few:

 

Insert image (or drag and drop)

Add clipping mask- Draw you desired size rectangle(shape) atop your image.

Select both image and rectangle, right click add clipping mask.

Then copy your clipping mask and paste it "ctrl+f" in place then add stroke..

 

Experiment with the pathfinder toolbar to get a wide range of borders.

 

As for photoshop: A quick way would be to stoke a selection/path and delete the inverse.

 

If that wasn't what you needed then hunt around on the internet to you can find exactly what you need to do... That's what I did/do. Hope that helped.

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There are many ways to add borders in illustrator or photoshop, to name a few:

 

Insert image (or drag and drop)

Add clipping mask- Draw you desired size rectangle(shape) atop your image.

Select both image and rectangle, right click add clipping mask.

Then copy your clipping mask and paste it "ctrl+f" in place then add stroke..

 

Experiment with the pathfinder toolbar to get a wide range of borders.

 

As for photoshop: A quick way would be to stoke a selection/path and delete the inverse.

 

If that wasn't what you needed then hunt around on the internet to you can find exactly what you need to do... That's what I did/do. Hope that helped.

 

will give it a go. cheers!

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There are many ways to add borders in illustrator or photoshop, to name a few:

 

Insert image (or drag and drop)

Add clipping mask- Draw you desired size rectangle(shape) atop your image.

Select both image and rectangle, right click add clipping mask.

Then copy your clipping mask and paste it "ctrl+f" in place then add stroke..

 

Experiment with the pathfinder toolbar to get a wide range of borders.

 

As for photoshop: A quick way would be to stoke a selection/path and delete the inverse.

 

If that wasn't what you needed then hunt around on the internet to you can find exactly what you need to do... That's what I did/do. Hope that helped.

 

 

sorry, but where is the pathfinder toolbar located?

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Window.. Pathfinder.. If you have your transform or align toolbar open it should be one of the tabs as well

 

A few things to remember when using the pathfinder.. "Shape Modes" are editable "pathfinders" are not.

Also you have to "expand appearance" of strokes (under the object drop down list) in order to use pathfinders like Crop which might be helpful for your borders.

 

Check out layers mag website they have good tut. on it.

 

Goodluck!

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Window.. Pathfinder.. If you have your transform or align toolbar open it should be one of the tabs as well

 

A few things to remember when using the pathfinder.. "Shape Modes" are editable "pathfinders" are not.

Also you have to "expand appearance" of strokes (under the object drop down list) in order to use pathfinders like Crop which might be helpful for your borders.

 

Check out layers mag website they have good tut. on it.

 

Goodluck!

 

 

sorry but are you talking about photoshop or illustrator?

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