Add black and white borders to your photos for free.

Elevate your photos by adding playful black and white borders or captivating frames with Adobe Express. Adjust the size, colours, and placement as you like. No skills needed.

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How to add a black and white border to a photo.

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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, colours, 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.

Enhance your photos with brilliant borders and 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 colour 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 customise it with your own images, messaging, and flair. Duplicate your design to reuse it as a template for future projects that require a border.


Customise your photo uniquely with black and white borders.

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, personalised fonts, and other customisable elements to make them feel entirely authentic. With Adobe Express, it’s free and easy to make, save, and share your designs within minutes.

Design in Hindi, Bengali and Tamil.

No more language limitations! Adobe Express is now available in three of India’s most spoken languages, making it even easier to create everything from cards and social posts to flyers and video content. Design with confidence in the language that feels most natural to you.

Frequently asked questions.

Can I add a black and white border to my Instagram photo?
With Adobe Express, you can make black and white borders for your Instagram photos with ease. Start by adding design elements, like frames, to your photo. Or pin a black and white image to the background, add your primary image on top, and scale it down to reveal the black and white image underneath.
Can I add the colourful borders to the photos with Adobe Express?
Absolutely. There are endless ways to customise 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?
To prevent size or quality change, on your desktop device, start a new project using the “From your photo” option. Alternatively, 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.