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I have an Image I use for a sig on a local forum but I was wondering if anyone can tell me how I can add a border around my image. Just wanted to make it look a bit done up...

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I can open the image in GIMP but have no clue how to tell GIMP to add the border to the image. I just want a nice black border.

Thanks for any help.
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WHAT!!!? A black border. Open the image up in any photoshop or art program and add a border.
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Its been awhile since I touched GIMP, but one thing that you could do is make a selection box slightly smaller than the original sig. Inverse that selection so that your selection is about the dimensions you would like the border, and fill that selection..perhaps to a new layer. You could probably add whatever effect you want on it to make it look nicer. Or just a simple border like the one in origino's sig would look nice too.

There may even be a plugin for gimp that would make it simpler, try to google one
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OriginNO_II wrote:
WHAT!!!? A black border. Open the image up in any photoshop or art program and add a border.


My question was pretty clear & to the point. May sound simple to you but I don't know how to do this and I have googled this info and nothing shows up. Obviously from my post, I do not use Photoshop but if you could explain where in PS or GIMP this could be created - that would help some what...

[QUOTE=Vladdrac]Its been awhile since I touched GIMP...[/QUOTE]

I don't see a plugin for gimp and I have yet to mess around with different layers.
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Well will you be using the image in an html page?
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I would like to use it as a sig but also in an HTML page too...
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Well, I'm going to assume that what 613Flavah is going to tell you is, You could put a colored border around your sig using .html coding. Real simple. Then you could change the color quickly and easily anytime.

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<a href="http://carlwill.dyndns.org" target="_blank" border=1 bordercolor="#000000"><img src="http://carlwill.dyndns.org/images/gt_s13_drift.jpg"></a>
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You're quick OrigiNO_II ;)
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Awesome info - Thank you so much all!
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also be aware that alot of forums (this one in particular) have disabled html tags for sigs and posting
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Back to your original question, in Gimp (I'm currently using v2.2.0), it very easy to add border. Use this menu item:

Script-Fu > Decor > Add Border

I was also looking for something simple like this, but couldn't find an answer easily using Google. Figure somebody might find this useful in the future.

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nice and sensible info there huhhh... however you can check out sites that would help you out in making a border then if you want have it printed too :P

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