How to use a color wheel

We talked about color theory basics in a recent article. Today, let’s explore how we can use the color wheel in the subject of our interest—picture framing. Johannes Itten’s 12-part color wheel is considered the most popular in the world, widely used in painting,...

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

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

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

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...