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Side Border Backgrounds

To make a bordered background open your image. If it is a pattern, it must be a seamless tile for the border to work. I am choosing an image rather than a pattern. Choose Edit/Copy.
Now open a new image 1500 pixels wide and a height equal to that of your original image. Choose a background complementary to your original image.
Select Edit/Paste as New Selection and position your image into place along the left edge of your 1500 pixel wide image.

Top Border Backgrounds

Now I am going to take the original image I used in the above tutorial and rotate it by 90 degrees to the right. Choose Edit/Copy.
Now open a new image 2000 pixels in height and a width equal to that of your original image. Choose a background complementary to your original image.
Select Edit/Paste as New Selection and position your image into place along the top edge of your 2000 pixel high image.

To see these backgrounds in
action follow the links below:
Side Border
Top Border

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