Many times we are need of a border to our images. How to make these borders quickly? In a few simple steps I will show here.
If you are using Lightroom as your picture manager (which I do and highly recommended), then while exporting your RAW file into JPEG (or any other format), you can make sure that the image opens in Photoshop afterwards. You can choose that in 'Export' window, under 'Post-Processing' tab.
Alternatively, you can choose to open the image directly in Photoshop from file menu.
Once then image is opened in Photoshop, go to Image -> Canvas Size (short cut: Alt+Ctrl+C). The following window will pop-up:
The original size of the image will be on display. Increase the Width and Height by 1, 2, 5 or 10 (as per your choice) pixels, choose the desired color as well. Here I took 10 pixels all-around and Gray colored canvas extension:
After applying these, the output will look something like the following image:
You can opt for multiple borders, just by repeating the above steps with different (or same) values to have the final image as per your own taste.
If you try to record your actions on Photoshop and save it to apply for your next photos - unfortunately that will not work successfully with all the images as your images are having different size and different aspect ratio as well. If multiple images have same dimension and same orientation then the shortcut will work for that set only.
Wish you all a very happy and prosperous Diwali. May the festival of lights brings lights to every corner of your life.