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ImageFramer v Adobe Photoshop: digital framing apps compared

ImageFramer v Adobe Photoshop: digital framing apps compared

ImageFramer and Adobe® Photoshop® are two different apps that can be used to achieve similar results. ImageFramer can add a frame to any photo with the click of a button and Photoshop provides the tools to create the frame from scratch. There is no question about...

How to choose the perfect color scheme for framing your art

How to choose the perfect color scheme for framing your art

When you’re trying to learn more about framing and matting, choosing the right color combination is a critical decision. The first impression from a framed artwork is primarily based on its color composition. The colors are stored in our memory much longer than the...

Gold frames in classic paintings and modern art

Gold frames in classic paintings and modern art

Since the onset of a picture frame history as we know it, frames have always been gilded. The classic golden color of a frame is mainly used due to its symbolism—wealth and luxury. But frames were also gilded for other reasons. Let’s explore the popularity of gold...

Make a custom frame with iPad drawing apps

Make a custom frame with iPad drawing apps

ImageFramer is a fantastic app that allows you to add frames, mats, and borders to your art with the click of a button. This macOS app offers more than 1,000 framing assets so the combination of looks is nearly endless. Although there is no shortage of frames, the...

Twelve Days of Christmas Frames

Twelve Days of Christmas Frames

We have a special gift for you this season, dear ImageFramer users. Starting on Christmas Day, Winnipeg time, and going through January 5, we’ll upload one or more brand-new holiday themed frames right here: FREE Twelve Days of Christmas Frames: First Day of Christmas...

Why you should mat photographs and artwork

Why you should mat photographs and artwork

The mat is a dense colored cardboard (or other similar material) that frames a picture, photograph, or other artwork, creating a field of light or color around the image. We have already been talking about the History Of The Mat, but why is the mat so imperative for...

How to use digital stickers in ImageFramer

How to use digital stickers in ImageFramer

In case you missed it, we launched an Etsy shop where you can purchase some of your favorite Apparent Software images! Each file is a high-quality transparent PNG so you can use them in your digital planners and in ImageFramer! In this tutorial, we will use one of our...

Color theory basics

Color theory basics

Color is experienced not only visually, but also psychologically and aesthetically. Therefore, color has always been studied as a complex phenomenon. Physicists examine light waves, measure and classify colors;  chemists create new pigments for paints;  physiologists...

How to create striped frames in ImageFramer

How to create striped frames in ImageFramer

ImageFramer has a massive library of frames and combining them leads to endless possibilities! One example that is easy to achieve is the striped frame. In this blog post, we will create colorful striped frames using mats in ImageFramer. Open ImageFramer and navigate...

How to colorize frames in ImageFramer

How to colorize frames in ImageFramer

ImageFramer is a versatile photo editor that comes with a bundle of features that are perfect for customizing frames and borders. In this blog post, we will cover the Colorize option that can turn a basic frame into color popping perfection! Open ImageFramer and add a...

How to make greeting cards with the Card Creator Pack

How to make greeting cards with the Card Creator Pack

The new Card Creator Pack is a huge addition to ImageFramer. This new pack lets you mix and match over 100 original artist-created design elements to create custom greeting cards for every occasion. Christmas cards? ✅ Birthday cards? ✅ Save-the-dates? ✅ Fun, playful...

Greeting Card Creator pack for ImageFramer

Greeting Card Creator pack for ImageFramer

We're excited to announce the release of the Card Creator pack for ImageFramer. This downloadable frame pack has over 120 design elements which enable creating a variety of greeting cards for any occasion in mere minutes. Combine these artist-created elements to...

Great painters and their frames

Great painters and their frames

We seldom think about how the frame affects our impression of an artwork. Most of the canvases in museums and galleries are framed, but on the Internet and in art catalogs, paintings are usually reproduced without framing. If you could ask the authors of these...

History of the mat

History of the mat

The mat (“mount” in British English, or passé-partout in French) is a sheet of paper that resides between the image and the frame, creating a field of light or color around the picture. A mat provides multiple functions, both protective and aesthetic. Here, we’ll...

How to create a promo for social media with ImageFramer

How to create a promo for social media with ImageFramer

Social media is an amazing tool for marketing your business. Social media platforms can help you connect with your audience, drive website traffic, and increase sales with a single post. One approach that can help you achieve these goals would be to create a visually...

How to create corner frames with ImageFramer

How to create corner frames with ImageFramer

ImageFramer has a fantastic Frame Editor feature that lets you create custom frames! The Frame Editor has four main types of frames: Color mat, Moulding with corners, Full frames, and moulding. In this blog post, you will learn how to create a Moulding with corners...

Is Instagram good for marketing and selling your art?

Is Instagram good for marketing and selling your art?

Instagram has collected over a billion users since 2010. This huge and very visual platform is excellent for selling art. Vogue magazine called Instagram the “World’s Most Talked-About New Art Dealer” and here is the reason: studies have shown that Facebook and...