Step by Step / Groom your dog in Photoshop
1 Tidy it up
Open your image in Photoshop, then grab the Patch tool and click-and-drag around any pools of water or other dirt on the floor. Drag that selection to a patch of background that’s clear and smooth, and release the mouse button to watch it magically disappear.
2 Add a frame
Grab the Brush tool (B) and, on a new layer (Cmd/ Ctrl+Shift+N), draw a black frame with a soft brush (right-click and reduce Hardness to 0%). Make sure that you only paint on the very edges of the frame; you don’t want any on your dog.
3 Blend it in
Finally, select the Soft Light blending mode at the top of the Layers palette and reduce the opacity of that layer to around 30% for a more subtle border. Now you have a finished portrait of your little buddy that’s ready to take pride-of place on the mantelpiece.