Add black and white 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.

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Customize your photo with bespoke black and white borders to make it your own.

Borders are an exciting design tool. They can emphasize an image, create distinction in a design, or fancy up a photo. Create a custom black and white border with the help of Adobe Express. Explore professionally designed border templates and stock library designs, or make your border from scratch. Use your border as an accent for future design projects, photo edits, and more. It's as easy as choosing a template, customizing, and sharing.

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How to add black and white borders to your images.

Upload an image from your device or select a stock photo to feature in your design.
Use shapes, colors, text, icons, or premade options to create a black and white border.
Instantly download your design to share on your social channels or print it out at home.

Make brilliant borders with design elements.

Explore the Adobe Express extensive library of icons, design assets, and shapes to find the perfect black and white border. Type in search terms such as “border” or “rectangle” or another keyword that relates to your design. Drop in the icon, adjust the size, and switch up the color to match your mood.

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Add a black and white border using a template.

Browse our ever-growing collection of templates to find a design with a black-and-white border that you love. Choose any template to instantly customize it with your own images, messaging, and flair. Duplicate your design to reuse it as a template for future projects that require a border.

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Customize your photo with black and white borders to make it your own.

Add black and white borders to your next invitation, flyer, business card, family portrait, or social media post, just to name a few ideas. Explore professionally designed templates to get your wheels spinning or create your black and white border from scratch. Establish a theme for your designs using photos, icons, logos, personalized fonts, and other customizable elements to make them feel entirely authentic. With Adobe Express, it’s free and easy to make, save, and share your designs within minutes.

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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.

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Frequently asked questions.

Can I add a black and white border to my Instagram photo?
Adobe Express specializes in making standout social media content, so you can make black and white borders for your Instagram photos with ease. Make a black and white border by adding design elements, like frames, to your photo. Or you can use a black and white image and pin it to the background, then add your primary image on top. Scale that down to reveal the black and white image underneath to create a border. There are lots of options so you can achieve your desired effect in the way that works best for you.
Can I add the colorful borders to the photos with Adobe Express?
Absolutely. There are endless ways to customize borders using shapes, stickers, design assets, and much more all for free with Adobe Express.
Can I add black and white borders to text, shapes, and elements?
Use the text effects option to add borders and outlines to your text. When selecting from the Shapes library, use Basic Shapes if you want to add a border. For other design elements, you can play with layering objects to create a border effect.
Does the size or quality change after adding black and white borders to the photos?
You can start your project using the original size of your photo so you can then download your final design without changing the size or quality. On your desktop device, start a new project using the “From your photo” option. On the mobile app, start with a photo from your device’s library and choose “Original size” to maintain the dimensions.
Can I use Adobe Express for free? If so, what’s included?
Yes, we have a free plan available for anyone. Enjoy everything you need to stand out, including dozens of quick action tools, thousands of templates, photo editing and effects, and much more. Explore our plans and pricing for details.