Add borders to your photos for free.
Customize your images by adding playful borders or captivating frames, and adjust the size, colors, and placement exactly to your liking.
Make standout images with borders for free in minutes.
There are countless creative ways to add borders to your images. If you find yourself short on ideas, explore our Adobe Express template library, loaded with thousands of professionally designed examples to kickstart your creativity. Beyond an extensive template library, Adobe Express offers plenty of ways to customize your original border design. Explore the creative tools available to you that allow you to use shapes, colors, negative space, and more to make your own border. Read on for some of our favorite tricks to get you started.
How to add borders to your images.
Add a border using design elements.
Select from the Adobe Express extensive library of icons, design assets, and graphics. Type in search terms such as border or rectangle or another keyword that relates to your design. Drop in the design element, adjust the size, and switch up the color to match your mood.
Create a border using images.
Add an image from your library or the Adobe Express stock photo gallery. Pin the photo to the background, then add an opaque icon shape or text box on top, which uses the negative space to turn the image into a border.
Add a border with text shapes.
There are a handful of creative text shapes available for your use, many of which feature borders. Once you add text to your design, choose the Shape option and scroll through to find the one that best fits your design. Customize your color and adjust the shape if needed by formatting the text.
Over 100,000 templates & assets to start from.
Get inspired and save time with expertly designed templates to get you started. Adobe Express has an ever-growing collection of portrait, landscape, square, and vertical templates to create designs that stand out on any channel, any device.
Frequently asked questions.
Can I change the border color and width?