Framing a Picture

Picasa’s collage tool can allow you to be very creative.  One thing it can do is to frame your picture.  If you just want a single color frame, you can

  1. choose one picture,
  2. click Collage,
  3. choose the ‘Picture Pile’ style of collage
  4. Set the background color – this will be your ‘frame’
  5. Arrange and size the picture for the best fit
  6. Create Collage
  7. Now you can crop it if you need to even off the frame

If you want to have a double frame – two different colored borders framing your picture – you need to get even more creative.  I use the technique in a recent tip about Cover Slides and Collages to create the second frame.  The video below shows you how I do it.  If this video is a bit advanced for you, here are other videos that show you how to do everything involved:

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Chris is a teacher. Although she comes as close to an expert as possible in many areas of computer usage, she can still remember what it's like not to know these things! That means she can communicate with students in a way that teaches and doesn't demean. She really enjoys teaching one-on-one and for groups of people, but she reaches a worldwide audience with her tutorial videos on the website. She currently travels the country in an RV with her husband, Jim. As Geeks on Tour, they present computer seminars at RV rallies, computer clubs, and Senior Centers all over the US.

2 thoughts on “Framing a Picture”

  1. I’m an absolute dummy when it comes to any kind of photo shopping, but in after hours of trying to do something as simple as frame a few photo’s for my wedding invite, I stumbled across your video. Thanks so much for the help! It worked!


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