Friday, September 19, 2008

Photoshop Friday

Hey, we haven't had one of these in awhile. Photoshop Friday has no rhyme or reason except for it usually seems to be about what I just figured out how to do myself. In this case, rounded corners on photos.

I tried several ways but this is my favorite.

At the top of the screen click on "Layer" then "Duplicate Layer". (See it there as "Background Copy"?)

Select Rounded Rectangular tool (Left side of the screen--I have it selected)

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You can adjust the corner curve (how rounded your edges are) by changing the radius (which is at the top) I had .5 in selected here.

"Draw" the rounded rectangle on your duplicate layer. It's supposed to look like this so don't freak out.

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Click on "Paths" (At the bottom right of your screen--next to your Layers palette)

Click on the little itty bitty arrow right under the red X (next to paths)

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Click on "Make selection" Hit OK.

Go back to "Layers" (Still in Palettes - right side of screen)

Select the "Background Copy"

At the top of the screen, hit "Select" then "Inverse" (I'm not quite sure why I'm putting "everything" in "quotation marks", but now that I've started I can't stop)

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Got "that"?

Hit the delete button on your keyboard.

Select the Background (the original photo)and delete it. To delete, you can just right click in your Layers palette and select Delete.

Select the Shape Layer and delete it the same way.

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There you go! Rounded corners! The checkboard pattern is weird isn't it? I thought it would show up somehow, but when you download it doesn't.

And because really can you have too many pictures of a random Mountain Dew can? Here is the finished product:

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2 comments:

Sailing Right Past Maturity Straight into Senility said...

Somehow the fact that you can use a can of soda as a subject and make it look WONDERFUL says it all.

Andrea said...

Oh yeah, rounded corners!! I have elements and I used to "Cookie Cutter" tool (see my quotation marks!!). But when I downloades the picture the fun checkard see threw part made my pictures have a white background. Silly photoshop. So, I will have to try using the rectangle tool. Thanks!!

Great shot of the Mountain Dew can!!

Oh, and Amanda doens't really like the Twilight series. She read them but wasn't that impressed. My oldest sister, Julene, is the one obssesed with them. Amanda liked them but she isn't "all about them". Yeah more quotation marks!

But now that I have written a novel I will have to let myself go. Thanks for the tutorial!! :)

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