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's all about the art and process synergy. He dives deep into complex topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside-the-box thinking so that you can use these tricks in your workflow today!
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