Rough Edged Frame in Fireworks MX 2004
Give your photos a torn paper effect around the edges
This image effect comes under the category Alien Skin> Edges.
It has a few edge options such as dots, lines, lumpy, pixels, rough and torn paper. Choose images which have dark colored edges, so that the edge effects will be crisp. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to give a rough edged look to your image. For this you need to have Fireworks MX 2004 installed in your system.
Open a new page of 500x500 canvas size. Paste an
image on the canvas.
Select the image and click on Filters>Alien Skin Splat LE>Edges as you see in the
The Alien Skin window below will
be displayed. Select Rough option from Edge Mode.
Adjust the Edge Width, Margin and Feature Size sliders.
I've given the values : Edge Width - 38, Margin - 0, Feature size - 5, and Random Seed - 10. If you need a transparent
fill for the image, you can check the option Transparent
Fill, which will deselect the color option and the image
has a white background. You can view the changes
in the image simultaneously on the right side Preview area.
Below is the picture in a rough edged frame with a transparent fill. This effect is a bit similar to the ripped edge effect.
When the Transparent Fill option is not checked,
the color option is made active so that you can select a color. I've selected light blue.
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