How to Frame a Picture

For information about creating a nice photo see the OC Photography Program, or tips on Digital Photography/Taking Digital Photos.

Creating a frame for a picture can be an expensive and confusing task. This Wikibook attempts to address this by providing instructions to allow you to do it yourself!

The book is currently broken into pages, which attempt to address the various stages required to produce a basic, though gallery quality, picture frame. There are additional pages which address special techniques and outline methods to handle complex items (such as boxing gloves).

This book began life as a summary of experience from someone new to the area, and will hopefully be built upon to become a useful reference and guide.


Basic techniques

Advanced techniques

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Contributing to this book

(Following text derived from: Blender_3D:_Noob_to_Pro)

If you would like to contribute to this book, you are strongly encouraged (read "begged") to do so! There are a couple of things you may wish to do:

(Note to Firefox users: There is a useful toolbar just for editing wiki pages.)

Editing a page

Simply click on the "edit this page" link at the top of whichever page you would like to edit! Your contribution will be immediately made live, but will also be quickly reviewed, so using these pages to link to your favourite pornographic site is a waste of time and energy, as offending additions will be quickly removed. You can also ask questions and make comments about each page by clicking the "discussion" link at the top of the page.

Adding a page

If you would like to add a page to the book, such as a new tutorial page or a reference page, create a link to it under Contents section on this very page. Then with that link live, click it to be taken to the new page where you will be able to create content for the page.


Quiettype - Initial idea and outline

See also

Google for links to lots of commercial sites with reference guides.


  1. "The complete guide to Picture Framing" by Jenny Rodwell and George Short (Black Cat)
  2. "Picture framing made easy" by Penelope Stokes (Blandford Press) ISBN 0-7137-1851-X
  3. "Picture Framing. A practical guide to all aspects of the art and the craft" by Pete Bingham (Merehurst) ISBN 185-391-1615