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How to Make Custom Photo Frames For Free

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How to Make Custom Photo Frames For Free
Custom Photo Frame in Inkscape
Text and Images © Ian Pullen
In this step by step tutorial, I'll show you how you can make your very own custom designed photo frames for free using Inkscape. This can be a great way to dress up photos to add some interest for all sorts of different uses. With your own custom photo frames, you can make your online photos stand out in your various social media accounts or print them out and use them to add a special touch to a framed photo. If you enjoy card making or scrap booking, making your own photo frames can give you the flexibility to produce striking and unique designs.

This is a simple technique and anyone who is comfortable with using a computer should have no difficulty following along, even if they've never used Inkscape. If you're one of those who is unfamiliar with Inkscape, this is a free open source drawing app that can be used to produce vector line graphics. These graphics can be easily scaled to any size and will never show any degradation in their quality, unlike raster images, such as your digital photos, which can become very pixelated if their size is increased.

If you'd like to follow along with this tutorial, you can find out more about Inkscape in our review of the app and you'll also find a link to the official Inkscape website where you can download a free copy of the software. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS X and linux.

Once you've got a copy of Inkscape installed, move onto the next page and we'll get started.

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