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I figure imitation is a form of flattery, so I've taken inspiration from Joe L.'s amazng post processing, including his frames and came up with these.

What are your thoughts?

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These seem pretty good, however, I was told by someone several years ago on frames like this to always make the color splash in the frame just a little bit darker than the subject color, I don't recall who, but they provided some examples and I have done that since and taught that since that point in time with good results.

Nice shadow/bevels and other work on the frames.

Well done,

Wade
 
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Thanks Wade. Chosing the color sampling was the challenge for me. Which color to choose and then what shade. It will probably be an on-going work in process on every image.

Here's one more quick attempt.

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I think they are excellent. However, not sure that I like the color of the thin outline in the last one of the car. Nice work.

LOL! Just read Wade's post basically saying the opposite of what I said.
 
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I like the bevel effect. #2 is my favorite - the choice of red really works with the subject.

Wade's comment sounds like it would make sense - first glance at #1 and my eye was drawn to the green in the frame - realise it was selected to match their jackets but if it was darker would probably draw more attention to the photo.

Really good though!
 

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I like the frames - nice touch! However I find my eye drawn to the frame instead of the photo, especially in photos 1, 2 and 4. Perhaps narrowing the color band would help keep emphasis on the photo.
 

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I think they are excellent. However, not sure that I like the color of the thin outline in the last one of the car. Nice work.

LOL! Just read Wade's post basically saying the opposite of what I said.
that is why there is more than one of everything in this world (except maybe ourselves, folks are never alike in their likes! :biggrin:
 
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JMHO

The images are nice, the framing is not something one would fine in a high end art gallery or museum.
 
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Yep, frames are for online viewing, not for galleries and none of these would be art gallery images anyway. Thanks for all the comments.
 
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How were frames made?

Yes, I use the eye dropper but if I don't like the look I then play with the color swatch to adjust color darker or lighter.
David:
Nice job with these frames. Forgive me if already posted, but can you please outline the steps you used to make them? Thanks, Fred
 
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