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Free Grayscale Masks for Photo Edge Effects

Download over 100 free frame masks for adding decorative edge effects and borders to your photos in your favorite software. (Continued below...)

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Click a page number to the right and follow the instructions on each page to download the masks. Or you can browse the full-size masks page-by-page.

If you find these masks useful, I would appreciate a link back to http://graphicssoft.about.com. Please see the terms of use for the images below.

All the masks on these pages are 600 by 800 pixels. Each mask can be rotated for use on pictures with a landscape orientation. To learn how to use them, please see the following pages:

  1. How To Use Grayscale Masks For Edge Effects in Corel Photo-Paint
  2. How To Use Grayscale Masks For Edge Effects in Paint Shop Pro
  3. How To Use Grayscale Masks For Edge Effects in Photoshop
  4. How To Use Grayscale Masks For Edge Effects in Photoshop Elements (Method 1)
  5. How To Use Grayscale Masks For Edge Effects in Photoshop Elements (Method 2)
  6. How To Use Grayscale Masks For Edge Effects in Ulead PhotoImpact
  7. All About Grayscale Masks has general information about working with masks.

You can also use these masks with many other photo-edge plug-in products such as Auto F/X Photo/Graphic Edges and Extensis PhotoFrame. Below are just a few examples of what you can do with these masks. All but the last example has a solid white background, but you can achieve unlimited effects using the masks with textured fills and gradient backgrounds. Just say no to rectangles!

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Splashy Frame (003) - Page 1

Ragged Frame (040) - Page 4

Bumpy Frame (046) - Page 4

Lacy Frame (053) - Page 5

Mottled Frame (91) - Page 8

Crystal Oval Frame (109) - Page 10

Starry Frame (026) - Page 3

Free Stuff From Your Guide | Borders, Frames, and Edges

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You are free to use any of the files here for personal or commercial designs, either in print or on the Web, excluding items for resale. You may not give away, sell, or redistribute the files in any way. Do not post these files on any another Web site, , electronically distribute them, or include them in any package for distribution. If you find these files useful, please include a credit line or a link back to this site [http://graphicssoft.about.com/]. If you have questions about these terms, see my usage FAQs.
Terms of use last modified 8/14/03.

Images: Copyright ©1999-2000, S. Chastain, unless otherwise noted. Original example image from Nova Development Art Explosion.

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