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Adding a border

The Hawaii postcard is nearly done. The elements are almost all arranged correctly in the composition. You’ll finish up by positioning the postmark and then adding a white postcard border.

  1. Select the Postage layer, and then use the Move tool (04_move.jpg) to drag it to the middle right of the image, as in the illustration.

  2. Select the Island Paradise layer in the Layers panel, and then click the Create A New Layer button (04_new.jpg) at the bottom of the panel.

  3. Choose Select > All.

  4. Choose Select > Modify > Border. In the Border Selection dialog box, type 10 pixels for the Width, and click OK.

    A 10-pixel border is selected around the entire image. Now, you’ll fill it with white.

  5. Select white for the Foreground Color, and then choose Edit > Fill.

  6. In the Fill dialog box, choose Foreground Color from the Contents menu, and click OK.

  7. Choose Select > Deselect.

  8. Double-click the Layer 1 name in the Layers panel, and rename the layer Border.

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