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Here is the picture I propose you to turn ... The discovery of giant pumpkin! 

If you want to work with this picture and use the ready-made edge frame, you can DOWNLOAD it HERE ...

And here the picture ... You'd transformed a complex assembly of separate images ... and yet nothing complicated!

final giant pumpkins

If you like ... you do it right away!

Here, we used photoshop ... but it is perfectly possible to get away with PaintShopPro, Gimp or PhotoFiltre.

Construction of frame-edge model

1. The first thing to do is to note the dimensions of the original photo ... Here it is 700 px by 522px in 180dpi. 
You'll start by creating the white border that will be used for all small pictures.

To do this, create a new transparent background imagehaving dimensions slightly more than half of the original image (and also 180dpi). 
So 400px by 300px in our particular case.



2. Fill the black image with the paint bucket tool.

With the rectangular selection tool, now draw a slightly smaller rectangle and fill this white rectangle with the paint bucket tool.

Start torn edge

3. Now we have serrated edges ... 
Choose Filter> Outline> Airbrush and set the options to get an imitation torn edge ...

4. Take the magic wand tool, click in the dark to select it and press the Delete key.

For more realism, click blending options (fx) or double-click the layer and in the blending options, apply a drop shadow to your image.

5. It is now hollow inside .. That he remains only the border while avoiding unwanted shadows within the framework ...

For this little trick ... Important! Save your image at size ".png" and open it again ... You will work with this new image now.

With the rectangular selection tool drag a rectangle inside the white rectangle and press the Delete key 

It'll more than the border that will be applied to photos.

Save the .png to preserve transparency ...

Implementation borders frames

6. Repeat now the big picture. .. And with the Move tool, drag a first edge in the photo.

Establishment border

Place the border (around a face to begin and then tilting it at your convenience with Edit> Transform Manual (or with the shortcut Ctrl + T).

When it looks correct you, validate and drag a second edge.Do the overlap with the previous and then delete the excess with the eraser tool.

Continue dragging borders, arranging them and rotate them with Edit> Transform Manuelle ... then erase the hidden parts with the eraser ... until it covers the desired part.Minor inconsistencies may occur in the shadows (when you rotate the frame 90 °) ... it did not matter much ... but if you are a perfectionist, you can create a second vertical edge frame!

Finalisation of the picture

7. We have to erase anything that is not in the frames. .. Put yourself in the background layer (the original image) and double click on it to turn it into Layer 0(so you can change it).

With the eraser tool, erase anything that is outside of the frames (easy since the frames are not in the layer 0!).When it remains only the small nested frames, merge thevisible frames.

Create a new layer (Layer 1) that you place under the layer 0 ... and fill that layer to your liking ... I chose the "orange folders"

Final giant pumpkins

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