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Rounded Borders Tutorial 1
Made by: PatriciaLavigne
I've been getting asked alot about how to make the rounded edges in blends/icons, so I decided to make a tut for it.
( Note : There's more than one way for this, and I'll be doing it in Photoshop CS2, Paint Shop Pro users there's a special tool in the program for you to do this. )
Okay, we are starting with this :
and going to this :
First get your icon ready to get the rounded edges.
Go to File -> New.
Make the new box with the dimensions of your icon/blend ( which mine is 100x100 meaning I'll make a 100x100 empty box. )
Now get this tool and make sure the first color box is filled with black :
Now that you have done that on the new box you've created, using the tool you selected, you now make a box in side the white box. Layer -> Merge Layers. You should get this :
Now that you have your box, choose the Move tool and drag the the box to your icon. Make sure it's the first layer on top.
Now get the Magic Wand tool. Click on the black box, and hit delete. You should now see your icon with white rounded corners.
Now, make sure the box is still selected with the Magic Wand, and now go on top of where the black box use to be ( where you now see your icon ) and right click, and click on the Select Inverse.
You should now see that the white is now selected, now do this :
Now hit the delete bottom. Once you have done that you are done If you wanna get the black line around it then take these extra steps :
1. Right click on your copy layer and click on Blending Options.
2. You should get a big box.
3. Look for " Stroke " in the side of the box. Click on it, and you'll see that your icon has now a rounded line around it. You can choose the color and the size of it, and the position of it to adjust to your icon/blend.
And you're done! You should have gotten this :
Hope this was a somewhat of a help.
( I suck at explaining things )
Yiota rox my sox, cuz she made this ^
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Aug 4, 2009 11:33 AM
Rounded Corners - 8 Simple Steps
By: Chris Lemon
This tutorial will teach you how to easily create a blend with round corners and effects, whilst also giving you a few tips on organisation within Photoshop.
Make your blend!
Select all layers (click the top layer, hold shift, then click the bottom layer), and put them in a group by pressing Control (Ctrl) and G
To help you identify the group, you could rename it an appropriate title by double clicking the text of the group in the layer palette.
Now make sure the group is deselected (not highlighted), and move over the the tools on the left hand side; select the shape tool, and then the Rounded Rectangle Tool from the options at the top.
Before you draw the shape, you may want to adjust out big the corners are going to be; you can do this by setting the radius; measured in pixels.
Draw out your rectangle! If you want to add a shadow, make sure to leave room; as I have in the image below.
Right click the group containing your blend, and select Duplicate Group.
Right click the duplicated group, and select Merge Group.
Now your blend has become one layer. So you won't be needing the original layers any more, but in case you want to modify it in the future make sure you don't delete them; just hide them by clicking the eye button to the left of the layer title. Move the merged layer to the top of the layers palette, so it's above your rounded corner rectangle, and right click; then click Create Clipping Mask (Sorry it wouldn't take a screen shot! :S)
You're done! You now have a blend with rounded corners.
If you wish to add effects such as a shadow, double click the shape layer, (but dont click here the text is), and tick the shadow effect. Then mess around with the settings to get the look you want.
If you have any questions feel free to PM me
Aug 5, 2009 8:59 AM
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