FM Frames v1.0

On this site you will find a variety of Photoshop actions primarily designed for print work. However, due to the growing number of photographers presenting their resized work on the web, FM Frames-PRO was created.

For the past few months, the members of the FM forum have been asking me to create a Photoshop action that would easily add custom made frames and mattes to their images for quick and easy display online. Well, I am happy to announce that the action is now ready for release.

It works with any image orientation (Portrait or Landscape), including severely cropped images and panoramas. The only thing you need to do, is choose your custom colors for matte and frame and then sit back and let the action do the rest. Within 5 seconds you'll have a custom frame that is worthy of enhancing your artwork.

Example colors:

Green: Matte color
Yellow: Frame color

Photoshop tools palette

 

How does it work?

The FM Frames-Pro actions are very intuitive and easy to use. Here's how:

Frame only actions: Choose a foreground color before running these actions. In the above example, I selected green as the foreground color. So when running the action, I get a green frame. Note: There is no need to set a background color for frame only actions.

Matte only actions: Choose a foreground color before running these actions. In the above example, I selected green as the foreground color. So when running the action, the end result is a green matte. There is no need to set a background color for matte only actions.

Frame & Matte combination actions: Choose a foreground and background color before running these actions. The foreground color will be the color of the matte and the background color will be the color of the frame. In the above example the green foreground will be the matte color and the frame color will be yellow.

 

Here are a few visuals:


This is a frame only action: "Thin frame (Light wood)"
Note: FM frames is also compatible with cropped images like this one above. (Also works with panoramas shots)


This is a frame only action: "Large frame (Molded)"
For large frames, you also have an option of texture 2, 3 and no texture (default)


This is a matte only action: "Medium matte (embossed)"
The example above has no frames. You also have a choice of Large matte. More options are: Plain and drop shadow.


This is a frame & matte action: "Thin matte - Large frame (Plain)"
Also available for Thin matte - Large frame: Light wood matte, Satin frame, Light wood frame & molded frame.


This is a frame & matte action: "Large matte - Thin frame (Satin frame)"
Several texture mattes and frames are also available with this action. Note: Yellow foreground=matte color & brown background=frame color. Make sure to have the foreground and background set-up before running the actions.


This is a frame & matte action: "Thin matte - Large frame (Light wood matte)"


This is a matte only action: "Large matte (Emboss)"
FM Frames-Pro can be as versatile as you'd like. As you can see above, you can also add a very simple & elegant frame to your photography work.

 

The above examples are just a quick sample of what this action can do. There is a tremendous number of possibilities and combinations that you can experiment with FM Frames-Pro. Just make sure you don't forget to set up your foreground, and/or background BEFORE running the actions.

FM Frames-Pro is compatible with Photoshop 6, 7 or higher . It works with PC or Mac (all languages)
Not compatible with Photoshop Elements, Photoshop 5 or 5.5