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Art Nouveau Border Tutorial for Photoshop

My slapdash attempt at a tutorial explaining how to save yourself hours of needless scribbling and erasing to recreate the elegant look of organic, silhouetted linework. If only I had known this ages ago, instead of just now, when my wife said, “hey, look what I did with Layer Styles,” and I wept bitterly. Maybe everyone else knows this trick, too, but I sure as hell didn’t. This is for all of my people: the manual-pitchers, the wing-it crowd, and the shamelessly naive.

Also, as a disclaimer, please forgive the nonsensical nature of the border, I just wanted to illustrate a small portion of the variety of lines and motifs you could use with this trick.

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