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Hi and welcome back.
This is a simple technique that I use all the time. The Actor headshot requires you to add borders to images and names to the bottom of your headshot so the casting director knows right away who you are.
Adding borders is simple. Here is how I do it:
To add the border, go to Image>Canvas Size and click to get the size box up:
Here I choose my width to be 8 inches and height to be 9.5 inches. The height gives me a continuous border that is the same size on all four sides.
Where it says Anchor, keep all the arrows pointing out from the center, which is my image.
Here are the before and after’s:
You can add a border to any image and set the bottom a bit thicker so that you can add a name or title or anything else you need.
I supply my actors with both images so they can use them for castings and in their book if needed.
That’s it for today. Till next time, happy bordering!