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Submitted on
February 17, 2008
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Second video tut :D
I still hope to work on the occassional stuttering in the future...
And for all the folks who wonder: that accent is German ^^;

There will be a written Darkroom Tutorial one day - it is in the process of being made and it is a monster. I just thought some things would be nice to be shown in addition to written down.

EDIT: the Darkroom Tutorial is done! [link]

DON'T press download, it'll screw up the aspect ratio and look like shit instead of letting you actually download the file.

A very basic tutorial about how to add even borders around an image using Image > Canvas Size and how to extend your canvas to accomodate your title and signature. If that part doesn't interest you, you can skip to 3:50min and listen to the second part of the tutorial that deals with how to use brushes to pretty up your borders.

:omg: I forgot to mention that you can use Layer Styles on your image layer (and on the grouped brush layer) for some neat effects, too. Drop shadows can look kinda neat, as can strokes -- but for the love of the irmel, please don't just randomly add styles to everything you do! Try using them sparingly and try changing the settings - default settings can only get you so far, you know.

And I forgot to tell you that you can check the box that says "relative" and just punch in your amout of pixels you want the canvas to expand by - no more calculating for the lazy ones ;P ~ thank you =JohnnySix for letting me know!

Photoshop Version:
Even though I'm using CS3 Extended, this will work in all Photoshop version from PS 7 and up (below I don't know - in Elements most likely only to an extent because that's not a full Photoshop version).

File Size:
over 10 Mb so be patient, let it load a bit before you start it to prevent it from hacking up.

approximately 7 minutes
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Cherish13 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Nice tuts...I have just started up learning cs3 and this really helped.  thank you
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Attani Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I appreciate your tutorials!
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
Lunatic9289 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
habe mir gerade dein Tutorial angesehen. Dadurch, dass du einen deutschen Akzent hast, konnte ich es ganz gut verstehen ;)
Ich wusste gar nicht, dass man die Brushes auch drehen kann... Ich habe die immer auf einzelne Ebenen gesetzt und dann gedreht...
Das ist gut zu wissen, dass es auch anders geht :)
devianb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Nice little tutorial. I enjoy seeing how others use Photoshop.
kuschelirmel-stock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nightingale680 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
very nice tutorial
Candys-Killer Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful tutorial!
tails509 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Thank you :)
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