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Nov 22 2013

How to Make a Matte in Photoshop

Have you ever made an odd sized crop to a photograph, like 8 x 18, and wondered “How in the world am I going to print this without paying a fortune in custom framing fees?”   The answer, as usual, is Photoshop!  I recently made a crop to several photographs and wanted to get them printed, but the sizes were so odd that I would have to pay a lot of money for custom mattes and frames.

I was able to come up with a pretty cool solution in Photoshop that can actually make the matte and photograph more compelling by breaking the rectangle and still print at any size you need!

In this tutorial, I will show you how the image below was created and how you can get pretty creative with your own custom mattes!

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About the author

Blake Rudis

Blake is a husband, father, and avid photographer whose passion for HDR led him to create EverydayHDR.com.
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2 comments

  1. Russ Christoff

    I subscribed to EverdayHDR and still cannot view tutorials which come up “This plugin not supported”.
    Must I now buy something more? What’s the issue here?
    Russ

    1. Blake Rudis

      That is odd. I apologize for the issues you may be having. I have looked at it in Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer and I am not having issues. You may go to the YouTube video to see it directly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3l65qn0vaqg&feature=share&list=UUCtxWq6RSZNFxz_d4hCKxgA&index=1

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