Paying for a custom-cut matte when framing your image is costly. However, you can eliminate that cost by applying your own electronically generated matte. I have outlined how simple this can be using Photoshop CS 5.1, however this method will work on all prior iterations and most probably on future versions as well. BONUS, we’ll add a faux frame to illustrate your faux matted image to complete the project.
Now we’ll set the file up for printing. A very cool technique.
Now lets add a faux frame so you can previsualize how great your faux matted print will look.