how to make a dotted border in photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a spotted border effect using the Pixelate filter. Tutorial for, how to make a dotted border in photoshop.

how to make a dotted border in photoshop

Step 1: Open Photoshop & open your image in Photoshop which you want to create spotted border. Double click on the Background Layer & press OK to work on it.

how to make a dotted border in photoshop

how to make a dotted border in photoshop

Step 2: Select the Rectangular Marquee Tool and make a selection around the image like below. The closer you place the Rectangular Marquee to the centre of the image the greater the spotted border effect, and the further away to place the Marquee the smaller the border.

Step 3: Choose Select > Modify > Feather (Alt+Ctrl+D) and give a feather radius of 5 pixels. You can increase the radius if you wish to create a more rounded border.

Step 4: Hit the Q key on the keyboard to enter the quick mask, and you see a red border around your image like below.

Step 5: Select Filter > Pixelate > Colour Halftone and set the max radius to 10 pixels. If you wish to have larger spots on your border then increase the size of the radius.

Step 6: Exit the quick mask mode with the Q key then choose Select > Inverse (Shift+Ctrl+I) and hit the delete the key, don’t do deselect the selection.You should get a spotted border like below.

Step 7: Now fill the selection with any color you like & deselect the selection(Ctrl+D), I filled it with white color:

And you done it..

Here’s my final result:

Thank You!

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