Make Grungy Borders.

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I did this tutorial in Photoshop CS3 Extended which is why some of you may have problems. However, that doesn't mean this tutorial won't work in other versions of Photoshop. Just try it out.

Feeling sort of mad, angry, perhaps emo? Want to create a sort of grungy look for your picture? Well I will teach you how to make a grungy border. I will be using the late & beloved Heath Ledger as my subject for this tutorial. May he be resting in peace & watching over us. "/
Here's the before:

Here are the afters:

To making grunge borders!

001.First off, open your desired picture.

002.Switch to Quick Mask Mode (Q).

003.Now take your Rectangular Marquee Tool (M).

004.Make a border on your picture like so.

005.Now go Edit>Fill.

006.We are going to fill our selection with black. This is not going to make your border black, okay?

007.Do a ctrl+d. Now go Filter>Distort>Ocean Ripple & click ok.

008.Your picture should look like mine now. If you want a more grungier border, simply do a ctrl+f until you get your desired look.

009.Now exit out of the Quick Mask Mode by pressing "Q" on your keyboard or clicking on the button you used to get into Quick Mask Mode. Press delete or backspace & you should have your grungy border.

010.If you want a black grungy border simply do a ctrl+z or go back a step to when your border was selected & go Edit>Fill & select black or any other color.

011.Well here's my black grungy border. I hope you enjoyed this tut! ")

If you got lost or have any questions, comment the tutotial & I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :D

Tutorial Comments

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By HTMLrulezdood on Dec 21, 2008 8:39 pm

Thanks! I love it!

By Peace4President on Mar 21, 2008 12:57 pm

Feeling sort of mad, angry, perhaps emo?

^haha, love the way you said that

By lkajsfklajskds on Mar 3, 2008 8:07 pm

R.I.P Heath

By elrene06 on Mar 1, 2008 1:43 pm

although i ent ever feeling emo x]

By oneroot on Mar 1, 2008 12:37 pm

nice, great, and useful!

By oneroot on Mar 1, 2008 12:37 pm

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Author manny-the-dino View profile
Submitted on Mar 1, 2008
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Approved on Mar 1, 2008