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Exact Dimensions for Borders

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    That would be hard to do with the border filter, but you can make your own borders to exact specs and add them as a template to a layer to define the initial canvas size, then add the photo to it so the dimensions of the border are not changed.

    If you do this often, you should probably create a separate folder for your border templates.

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  • Stuart Bass

    Rick, that would not be practical. I prepare photos for print in many different aspect ratios and sizes. I prepare custom borders accurately in Photoshop in a few steps. It is the only function I use from Photoshop, and I would like to work exclusively in On1. The On1 folks should add a way to measure borders and the ability to stack layers on a canvas with accurate measurements for placement, distribution, and centering between layered objects. This is an important feature - not only for creating accurate borders but for making collages.

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    Then the answer is no.

    You can make that suggestion on the photo raw project page, but this is a user forum, no one here can do anything about it.

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  • Stuart Bass

    Thanks Rick, I was looking for the project page - where is it?

     

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  • Rick Sammartino Community moderator

    There ya go...

    https://www.on1.com/products/photo-raw/ideas/

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  • Roger Gough

    Stuart,

    Take a look at my post "Difficulty in Adding Borders" which is five below your post. I ended up answering my own question and I think the method I used is suitable for what you are trying to achieve.

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  • Stuart Bass

    First off Roger, very nice photo! Great capture!

    The problem is there are no rules to know the exact measurement to make accurate printing. The method is effectively the same in Photoshop. But in Photoshop, I can make an 11 x 14" layer @360dpi. I then can insert my photo which may not have the exact aspect ratio. Photoshop has a function for alignment between layers. It also has rulers and scales to measure precisely. With On1 it means guessing and printing and reprinting.

    Often, when preparing for an exhibition, I will have to frame a dozen photos, all with different requirements. I can knock it out pretty quickly in Photoshop. Sometimes I use a matte. Other times, the border is the matte.

    Attached is an example of a standard 18 x 24 frame with a photo with a weird aspect ratio.




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  • Roger Gough

    I understand your problem I think, but I like puzzles so here is a suggestion that might help (even though I'm not convinced it will!!).

    In my solution, I increased the canvas size in pixels, but the size can also be increased in physical dimensions, ie inches or centimetres. The pixels per inch or centimetre can also be specified. When you add the border in layers using transform, maybe a simple calculation using, say, pixels per inch, would allow a precise physical sized border to be added. 

    Eg if pixels per inch is 72, then in transform, a border of half an inch would require 36 pixels to be added.

    I hope that make sense.

     

     

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