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Old 2006-03-30, 08:46   Link #81
felix
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: event horizon
Post Making Rounded Borders.

Part I ~ Round Edges

Briefing
Example used...

We'll start with a Haruka Armitage sequence: Start-Screeny

Steps
What you need to do...
  1. Select all the layers
    Just hold the Shift Key, select the top Layer then the bottom Layer.
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  2. Create a Layer Group
    With them selected press Ctrl+G.
    Alternatively you can go Layer Group Layers.

    All your layers should now appear grouped and all the changes you make to the group will filter down to all the layers inside the group.

  3. Using the Rounded Rectangle Marque Tool (which is located in the up-most corner on the left)

    If you can't see it, then and see something else where it should be, hold the Alt Key and click on whatever button is there until it appears.

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  4. After you've selected the area you want just click the little button called Add Mask
    It is the one with the little white circle in the black square shown in the screen bellow.

    A layer mask will be added and the area outside the mask will become transparent.

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After you've clicked it your img should have rounded borders.

Finishing Notes
Bla bla bla...

Notice that the layer mask has filtered down to all the frames, just resize it, save the most efficient optimized version and it's done.

Victory!!!


Part II ~ Round Border

Briefing
What-what...

Since some people might want to add a stroke, this is how it's done.
After you finished the steps above, start continue with the steps bellow.

Steps
Time to rumble & bable...
  1. Create another layer on top of the group.
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  2. Holding the Ctrl Key click on the image-thumbnail representing the layer mask in the Group layer. This will make a selection of it.

  3. Stroke it. Or apply whatever border technique you prefer.

Finishing Notes
Teh End...

Well that wasn't so hard it wasn't ground breaking earth shaking stuff anyway.

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Last edited by felix; 2007-02-02 at 14:08. Reason: Reved & QC.
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