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Okay, I'm not sure if "sloppy border" is the correct term.
Other than the "feathering" feature in Photoshop and/or the smear, is there a program within (or separate of) that allows you to give your photos fancier (or sloppier) edges than just a square, round or oval photo?
I am working on some greeting cards that I thought this would make an interesting feature. Snapfish has one that I used built-in but after my second order I realized that they aren't consistant--the cards had white borders on one side and they ran the photo image off the bottom of the card. The quality of the card/image was great other than that.
And, any suggestions for companies that make photo greetings cards that do a nice job and are reasonably priced so I can wholesale them would be greatly appreciated. I'm hesitant to go over a $5 ea. retail price and realize that I will in most cases have to wholesale for $2.50. (Which if I can't get them inexpensive enough it's probably not worth doing.)
I'm wanting 5"X7" with envelopes and don't have (nor want to invest) in a quality printer to do them myself.
Thanks in advance!
making borders for photos is pretty easy in photoshop. Open an the image you want to work with (after all of its tweaks, cropping, etc) and then go to image>canvas size and relatively increase the size by however wide you want the border to be. Add a new layer and fill it with whatever color you want (probably best to make sure to match it with the color you expanded your canvas size with). Add a layer mask and then either use one of the brushes included with PS or make your own brush and mask out your border.
As for printers, I trust and use MPIX.com 100% of the time. I've never been dissatisfied with their service and their turnaround time is very quick, usually shipping in about 24 hours. 5x7's start at $0.99 and they also do greeting cards if you don't want to do the design work yourself (envelopes provided for free).
hope that helps,
The most popular term that I know of is "grunge borders." If you google grunge borders, you will find thousands of options.
Your options then are either to download PSD files of borders you find on the web or to create your own with imported brushes.
I use Mpix for photography of my artwork, but I've never used their greeting cards yet.