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How to Design a Photo Frame with Graphics

By Melanie Doncas | Basic Photo Editing Inspiration Photo Editor Tutorials

If you’re looking to make your social media or blog images stand out from the crowd, let us ask you this: have you ever tried designing your very own photo frame with graphics as a way of jazzing up your imagery? Forget conventional borders too; we’re talking about colorful works of art that give your usual content an intriguing twist!

how to design a photo frame with graphics in beFunky

Thankfully, BeFunky has a gigantic Graphic Library that’s bursting with everything you need to transform your photo with a one-of-a-kind frame. Interested in creating your own? Keep on reading, because we’re going to show you how!

How to Design a Photo Frame with Graphics

To get started with your own custom digital photo frame, head to the Photo Editor and click Open to open a photo of your choice.

how to open a photo in BeFunky Photo Editor

Then, navigate to Graphics (the heart symbol) in the main menu on the left, followed by Search Graphics. This will open BeFunky’s extensive Graphic Library, which is filled with graphics of just about any theme you can think of!

how to add graphics to photos in BeFunky

In the Graphics tab, click the Search Graphics button to start browsing.

graphics library in BeFunky Photo Editor

Within the Graphic Library, you can browse Editor’s Choice graphics, type your search term into the Search Bar, filer graphics by style, or browse Popular Tags. Then, simply click any graphics you wish to use in your design.

adding graphics to photo in BeFunky Photo Editor

Any graphics you select will be added to Your Graphics in the Graphics tab, from where you can just drag and drop them to form a frame on your photo once you close out of the library.

how to make a photo frame in BeFunky

Want to change the colors of your Graphics? Click on the graphic, then from the Graphic Properties panel, click on the relevant square to adjust the Color Overlay or Graphic Colors. Then, simply select a color, type in the HEX Color Code, or use the Eyedropper tool.

how to design a photo frame in BeFunky

Once your graphic photo frame is complete, it’s time to save your design. Click Save at the top of the screen, then choose your desired save location and format.

how to save a photo in BeFunky Photo Editor

Ta-da! Wasn’t that easy? Simply go to the Photo Editor and follow the steps above to create your own unique and stunning graphic photo frame!

Graphic Photo Frame Inspiration

Thinking of creating more graphic photo frames, or simply need some extra inspiration to get started? It doesn’t matter what vibe you’re going for with your social media or blog images, we’ve got a digital photo frame for you!


Our Graphic Library is filled to the brim with floral graphics, all of which are perfect for creating a fun, flower-filled frame for your image.

floral frame for photos by BeFunky

In this example, we’ve opted for some beautiful floral line drawings to give this simple black and white portrait a more whimsical feel. We’ve then added some color to a few of these floral graphics to create additional contrast and intrigue.

Decorative Lines

If you’d prefer to create a photo frame for your graphics that utilizes lines, then you’re also in luck. There’s a wide variety of line graphics within the Graphic Library, ranging from simple to artistic.

how to add lines to photos in BeFunky Photo Editor

Take these curvy brush strokes, for example, which create a one-of-a-kind frame that took just seconds to whip-up.

Colorful Shapes

Perhaps you’d like to turn up the fun-factor with some quirky and colorful shapes instead? Our shape graphics range from geometric to abstract, and everything else in-between!

how to add shapes to photos in BeFunky Photo Editor

Repeating a small number of shapes to create a pattern is a quick and easy way to create an eye-catching frame – just like we’ve done here.


Speaking of repetition, the Graphic Library’s Symbols category is another great place to look for inspiration for your custom photo frame.

how to add graphics to photos in BeFunky Photo Editor

Here, we’ve chosen two sun symbols to highlight the theme of our image, then repeated them around the edges of the photo to frame it nicely. Having both a solid and outlined sun creates an eye-catching contrast too.

Final Image

Don’t get lost among the online crowd; make your social media or blog imagery stand out in style, thanks to our wide range of graphic photo frame options.

digital photo frame tutorial by BeFunky

Think of it as your very own online photo frame maker, available in our easy-to-use Photo Editor

Photo Editing, Simplified.

Photo Editing. Simplified