Prospective print clients sometimes ask if we charge extra for post processing their digital files to make them print better. We tell them that if all that is needed is a to tweak the brightness, contrast, upsize the digital file, retouch the overlooked sensor dust or some other simple task then there is no extra charge.
One print client though had a special request. He wanted to know if we could create special border effects for his digital files.
He showed me a sample and I realized that these were the same border effects that I learned to do when I was still using Adobe Photoshop 5.5 (yes, that long ago).
I’ve forgotten how to create the border effect that he wanted. I soon found myself scrounging around for my old post processing books, doing online research and checking out the price software.
I checked my email inbox and saw noticed that I overlooked an email from On1 Software. It turned out that On1 was giving away for free for a limited time the On1 Effects 10.5 software.
I checked it out and saw that I could use it to produce borders just like what my client wanted. I downloaded it today and I’ve been experimenting with it for the past half hour. The software isn’t blazing fast but it will do a job. I can’t complain since it’s free legal software.
Thank you On1! You made my life easier!