Re: [Gimp-user] Framing Pictures

On 11/16/2013 12:06 AM, Reinhardt Christiansen wrote:
I would like to add "frames" to some of the graphics I'm using on a website. The frame I want is really just a white border of 8 or 10 pixels on each of the four sides; the pictures will all be rectangles.

I tried doing a frame like this in Gimp 2.8 (in Windows 8) earlier today and couldn't think of a way to do this very easily. I thought about drawing a white line along the edge of each side of the rectangle but didn't know a good way to draw a straight line of the desired thickness exactly where I want it. I thought about using the eraser to turn the edges white but that seemed clumsy.

I'm guessing there is a much simpler way so I hope someone can tell me what it is. :)

To add an 'external' border that doesn't cover any part of the current image:

- "Image/Canvas size", and in that dialog:
-- make sure hieght/width are not chained (chain link icon next to them should be open, otherwise click on it) -- add twice the required border width in both width and height. In Gimp 2.8 you can let Gimp compute the values for you, you can replace, say, '800' by '800+2*20' and Gimp will compute the answer for you. -- click the "center" button to center you current layers in the new canvas size - Now your image is in a bigger canvas, with transparency around it (checkerboard pattern) - Add a new layer to the image, filled with white, and move it to under the image layer(s)

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