The release of Topaz Black and White Effects 2.1 introduced a variety of new borders not found in any other Topaz plug-in. During a recent Webinar, a question was asked if it is possible to use a B&W Effects border on a color image. The answer–yes!
Here is how it is done:
*This can be achieved in any program that supports layers and overlays
1. Open the image in Photoshop and duplicate the layer (Ctrl/Cmd + J):
2. Bring the image into B&W Effects 2.1
-Click ‘Reset’ to rid of any previous settings
-Go to ‘Finishing Touches’ on the right side of the interface and select the desired border. I selected ‘Thin Black 4’ and reduced the size to 0.18 as shown: