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how do you put a border around a picture in gimp?

Posted on 2008-10-03
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how do you put a border around a picture in gimp?
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Question by:blerman456
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If you really want to put your border around your picture, you have to enlarge it.
  1. Image > Canvas Size
    • click on the chain (otherwise the height grows proportionally with the width and v.v., and we want to enlarge each dimension by a certain amount)
    • enlarge the width by the desired border width x 2 (e.g. if width is 400, and you want 5 point border, type in 410)
    • repeat the same thing with the height
    • click on Center button
    • Resize layers: choose All layers
  2. now you have transparent border or border in background color; you can color it in the way you want.
Or do you want the border inside the picture?
  1. Select > All
  2. Select > Shrink > choose border width
  3. Select > Invert selection
  4. fill the selection (warning: choose Fill whole selection under Affected Area).
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