How to draw a border with rounded corners

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Posted 12/29/2012 by pbrooks in Digital Scrapbooking
 

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Posted: 12/29/2012 2:27:17 PM
I would like to draw a border with rounded corners on a journaling tag-maybe I should call it a line border?

I have PS. Can anyone help?



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Posted: 12/29/2012 4:01:52 PM
I'm not sure if I have got this right for what you mean but I think you might be looking for Stroke Outline Selection. It is under the Edit menu for PSE---not sure if it is the same for PS. It will create a line on the outside edge of whatever layer you have highlighted. If you look at my siggie--the line around my photo and my name was done using that feature. You want to make sure you foreground color is the one that you want to use for the outline. Hope that is what you were looking for.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 4:19:16 PM
Try drawing a rounded rectangle slightly larger than the journaling tag, and then arrange the rounded rectangle behind the journaling tag.

I hope I'm explaining that right.


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Posted: 12/29/2012 6:38:16 PM
For me, the easiest way to create a box with rounded corners is to use the shape tool. You will find it on the toolbar, below the Type tool. (Click on the corner of the box where you see the little arrow, and it will open the menu where you can choose rounded rectangle.) I find it easiest to change its properties from a shape layer to fill pixels (it's at the top of your screen when you click on the tool- to the left of the pen icons). You can adjust the amount of roundness also at the top of the screen- you'll see a box marked 'radius', just try larger or smaller numbers until the curve is just what you want. Make sure your fill color is set to what you want (white, for example), and all you do is click and drag to create the box the size you want. Make sure you are working on a new, blank layer.
To create an outline, go to Layer< Layer Style> Stroke. You can set your stroke to whatever color or thickness you want- also you can stroke on the inner edge or outer. Experiment to see the difference.
If you want to make your journaling box transparent or translucent without effecting the opacity of the stroke, simply pull down the fill percentage at the top of the layers palette.

One way to create a double outline (one on the outer edge, one slightly inside that), is to create two such shapes, just make one slightly smaller, and on top, and it will look like you have a double stroke.
Hope this helps.



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Posted: 12/29/2012 6:48:57 PM
My instructions above are for Photoshop, I believe that's what you said you have. But for other programs, my instructions might be slightly different.

Here are a few quick examples of what I am referring to:




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Posted: 12/29/2012 8:01:21 PM
This is exactly what I wanted. Thank you all so much!


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