Have you ever made an odd sized crop to a photograph, like 8 x 18, and wondered “How in the world am I going to print this without paying a fortune in custom framing fees?”   The answer, as usual, is Photoshop!  I recently made a crop to several photographs and wanted to get them printed, but the sizes were so odd that I would have to pay a lot of money for custom mattes and frames.

I was able to come up with a pretty cool solution in Photoshop that can actually make the matte and photograph more compelling by breaking the rectangle and still print at any size you need!

In this tutorial, I will show you how the image below was created and how you can get pretty creative with your own custom mattes!

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Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.
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