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  • Sometimes it's the simple things......

    How do you do it??

    I was working on an image to print on a t-shirt for a friend. It was a picture of her two grandchildren. Oval/round wouldn't work, but square corners didn't do it either.

    But....how do you make a selection with rounded corners.

    I got it done by creating a shape with rounded corners and then selected that and switched back to the picture and used the rounded corner selection.

    Is there another way??

    Yes CJ, someone left the door unlocked again and I was able to sneak out for a few minutes

    Margaret

  • #2
    Hey Margaret - glad you could pop in for a minute!!

    Unfortunately, I've always done it the way you described - make a shape with rounded corners, then use that to create the selection.

    Jeanie

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    • #3
      Just use the rounded rectangle path tool (set the pixel radius of the corner first). Make sure you're in path mode (second of the three choices up on the option bar). Then, from the paths palette, choose Make Selection from the options menu or click on the Load Path as Selection button at the bottom (3rd from left).

      Sounds complicated, but it really isn't.
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      • #4
        Since I was already making screencaps...
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        • #5
          Well thank you Doug. I knew there had to be a better way.

          I'm embarrassed to admit that at one point I was going to make circles at each corner and then erase part of the corners and glue the circles back in duh!

          Take care, Margaret

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          • #6
            Margaret -- your method would have just proved that there's always yet another way to get things done in Photoshop.

            Do you want to make a tutorial of those steps --- before they make you go back into that room?

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            • #7
              Of course, you could always go a non-round, non-square way...

              Try making a square selection around the main part of the image, then switch to quickmask mode and apply some artistic filters. Leave qm, invert the selection (so you're selecting the edge, not the image, and fill with white. Do the white fill on a separate layer to protect your original.

              Photoshop also has many ways of making the simplest things complicated
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              • #8
                I just found another way to do this:

                Use the rectangular selection tool and make your selection. Then under the Select menu pick Modify > Smooth and enter the radius amount you want - there it is!!

                Margaret

                ps: CJ, they let me out for a bit to watch tv but it's boring tonight, so I'm playing

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                • #9
                  CJ, they let me out for a bit to watch tv but it's boring tonight, so I'm playing
                  -- Margaret



                  Don't let them take you back in there -- we need you here!

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