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Frame Diagram

Matting photos and other pieces of art on your own is an excellent way to save money as well as retain complete artistic control over the display of the work. It's not difficult once you get the hang of it, but it can be somewhat daunting for a beginner. The goals of these guides are to make it easy to select and use the right technique for matting any work.

Cutting Through the Clutter of Inkjet Paper

When shopping for digital photo supplies, sometimes it can all get a little confusing, especially if you are new to the world of digital photography. That's why it's important to determine what you want to do with your ink jet paper and what kind of results you are looking for.

Photo Supply Basics and Equipment Needed For Digital Cameras

Finding the right digital camera can be enough of a hassle without having to think of all the photo supplies and equipment you have to buy with it. For a digital camera novice, there's a lot to figure out.

Anatomy of a Frame

Like most everything, matting and framing come with their own set of vocabulary. This simple diagram should provide you with the basic language of the framing and matting industry. Look at the glossary for a more complete listing of terms.

Matting With Double-sided Tape

There are countless methods for attaching a photo or watercolor to the backing mat, but one of the most common is to use double-sided tape. It is quick, easy, and can be removed from the picture without causing damage.