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How do you round off corners in photoshop?

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by RandomTom, 25 Feb 2006.

  1. RandomTom


    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 8,541


    Just a quick question probably, but say i have a photograph or image i would like to round the corners off, what process would i go ahead to doing it? any tutorials will help, it's more than likely dead easy but some tutorials i've looked at haven't helped me.

  2. Messiah Khan


    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    Ive always found this tricky to do as well. The way I do it, is use the round selection tool at the corners of the picture, then add a rectangle selection to the middle of that, then invert the selection and clear what you don't want. Hope that made sense. Im sure there must be an easier way, but im not aware of it.
  3. aphex


    Joined: 12 Oct 2005

    Posts: 504

    I use paths personally, learn the pen tool and everything becomes much much easier.
  4. Frost

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 27 Nov 2002

    Posts: 1,729

    Location: Catford

    one way in which i would go about it would be to get the retangular marquee tool

    set the feather along the top bar to round off the edges, make the selection, now the problem is it wont make a clean path, so press Q to enter quick mask mode, then click at the top:
    Image > adjustments > threshold, then use the default setting and click ok, now you can also use some blur filters if you want the edge to be a bit smoother, once happy, press Q again, do CTRL + SHIFT + I to invert selection, and then delete the bit you dont need or just fill it and make that a new layer etc :)
  5. SamHandwich


    Joined: 11 Apr 2004

    Posts: 341

    Location: Loughborough/Stafford

    Select the rounded rectangle tool, set it to draw paths, change the radius to whatever you like, draw the rectangle, right click it, select make selection, copy the portion of the image(alternatively, invert selection and clear what you don't want).
  6. RandomTom


    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

    Posts: 8,541

    Thanks man, this method is easy and has helped me, cheers :)

    yey. :D

    edit: testing image:

    Last edited: 25 Feb 2006