Nov 02, 2016

How to Add a Vintage Film Border in Photoshop

How to Add a Vintage Film Border in Photoshop

Learn how to quickly add a Vintage film border to any image in today’s episode!

Film Border Stock Images

The first step to adding a Vintage film border to any digital photo is to find an image online or scan your own film.

There are many stock photo websites to choose from, in this case, we found the film border on Adobe Stock.

Click Here to See Stock Photo on Adobe Stock

Once you have found a stock photo of a film border, open it in Photoshop along with the original image. Place the original image over the film border and resize it so the image only appears in the center of the film border.

Next, double click on the film border to convert it to a regular layer and bring it to the top of the layer stack.

Change the blending mode of the film border layer to ‘Multiply’ to set the effect. Multiply Blend Mode will make the dark areas of a layer visible and the Light areas invisible, allowing the original photo to show through the center.

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    Simon Lusty

    Hmmmm. Nice but you wouldn’t see the image through the sprocket holes of the film – they would be ‘nothing’.

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    Thanks for this episode, Can you also teach us, how to create an image like the one you used on this episode, the people on the car, out of an normal picture. In other words how to create a poster like from the 50`s out of an normal now every day photo???? I will love to see that. Thank you

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    Brian West

    Hi, I’m writing from Spain and have now seen a few tutorials, great! I saw the beard one about facial hair and was sent the zip. But how (and where) do I put it on the two programmes of Photoshop I have?
    They are PSE Elements Editor 8.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

    But HOW (and WHERE) do I put it on one of the two programmes of Photoshop I have?
    How can it logically appear on BRUSHES?

    Thanks, I await your answer! B.

  • user image

    Thank you for sharing, the “awesomeness” of photoshop. captured the beautiful of my photo.

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    Man, you raised the bar, now you cannot jump bellow it.
    We’re expecting much more from you.

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    No need to double-click on the Background layer to make it a floating layer. Just single-click on the layer-lock and it will by-passes the dialog, creating a floating layer named Layer 0.

  • David

    This was an awesome tutorial…quick and dirty. I have always been a huge fan of the Sepia Effect on images and this was fun to get to be able to play around with the film strip border.

    Photoshop Tutorials: How to Add a Vintage Film Border in Photoshop

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    I am quite disappointed by this tutorial! How to add a film border by using a stock image? Really! Surely you’ve not run out of ideas that you have to do something like this. Come on Phlearn you can do much better than this. Re-hashing your old pro tutorials as well nowadays. 🙁

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    Yeah, the sprocket holes…. aren’t you just being picky Simon, the tutorial is about adding a vintage file border which I think has been achieved magnificently. However, you could always create another layer and paint out the picture from the holes……