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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How to add black and white borders to your images.

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1. Select image.

Upload an image from your device or select a free Adobe Stock photo to feature in your project.

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2. Add borders.

Drag and drop shapes, colors, text, icons, or premade options in the Adobe Express online editor to create a black and white border.

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3. Continue editing.

Keep editing or instantly download your new image with black and white borders to share on your social channels or print it out at home.

Make brilliant borders with design elements.

Explore the Adobe Express extensive collection of icons, design assets, and shapes to find the perfect black and white border. Search up “border,” “rectangle,” or “square” and find tons of shapes and templates to help you get started on adding a grid-like structure to your design. Drop in the icon, adjust the size, and switch up the color to match your mood.

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.

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

Add black and white borders to your next invitation, video project, 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.

Tons of 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 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.