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16 July 2007 @ 01:22 am
2° Tutorial  

Go from this: to this: in Adobe Photoshop CS2!
Note: This is a "rounded corners" tutorial not a coloring/texture tutorial (maybe I'll do that later!).

1. Open your image. Add whatever you want (brushes, textures, color, etc.)

2. Choose the "Rounded Rectangle Tool" from the task bar.

3. Pay attention to the options menu, you can now change the radius of the corners. Remember that when bigger the number the more rounded.

4. Check that you have selected the "shape layer" option and not the "paths" or "fill pixels" ones.

5. Draw your rectangle above the image and for a better view, drag the fill slide to 0% in the layer palette.

6. Change to the paths palette, right click and choose "make selection".

7. Leave the settigs the same. Now your rectangle is a selection. Just choose "select inverse" and delete everything else. You can also use the stroke option to add a line all around your image.

DONE! Easy or not?

Hope, I'm clear enough. If not, I'll add images. You tell me guys. Try it and if you don't get it or get confuse somewhere, just leave me a comment and ask.

Feel free to add me for more tutorial updates, icons updates or just for having a good friend :)

and also check my other tutorial: Pete Wentz Tutorial

spitfirex on July 16th, 2007 08:19 pm (UTC)
Very nice tutorial. I was wondering how to do this. :)
panic4panic4 on July 16th, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC)
glad it helped you!
grace: Marguerite Sauvagegrace on July 16th, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC)
Useful ! I'm adding this to memories, I'll try later.
panic4panic4 on July 16th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
thks :)
keck_ica516keck_ica516 on July 16th, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
It won't let me choose "make selection" - what might I be doing wrong?
panic4panic4 on July 16th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
mmm, did you select the shape layer before changing to the paths palette? In there it should say "Shape 1 Vector Mask".
totchi_san_622 on July 16th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
panic4panic4 on July 16th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
steviebloodbath on July 17th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
This is probably a really stupid question, and i feel dumb for asking buuuut.

7. Leave the settigs the same. Now your rectangle is a selection. Just choose "select inverse" and delete everything else.

I don't know how to delete everything else? D:
panic4panic4 on July 17th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
ohh sorry and don't say that's a stupid question! :)
well, first did you so far have done correctly all the steps? I mean did your rectangle turn into a selection? and do you know how to select inverse (Shift+Control+I)? if yes, you just need to press "delete" from your keyboard OR Menu > Edit > Clear

tell me if this helped you :)
steviebloodbath on July 17th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
omg, thanks. :D
βяıαηηα мıcђεℓℓεxobmw on July 18th, 2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
Does anyone know the equivalent in PSP? Thanks=)
panic4panic4 on July 18th, 2007 11:42 pm (UTC)
sorry, i don't know becuase i don't use that program
you may like to ask at the icon_tutorial community.
fobfiend on July 20th, 2007 07:00 am (UTC)
I went through most of it, but when I got to deleting the inversed area, it said soemthing about it not being directly editable, why?
i woke up in the spaces of your heart;greggyhouzer on July 22nd, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
this is a great tutorial- nice and simple.

I'm memming this ;P
sara4sara4 on July 26th, 2007 05:19 pm (UTC)
where did you get that font!?
panic4panic4 on July 26th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
it's called "Mickey" you can download it HERE.
[.So.Seductive.]: miranda kerroooh_weee on July 27th, 2007 06:00 pm (UTC)
this isnt related to the tutorial, but i was just wondering how'd you get your text to be curvy in your icon?
thank you ♥
panic4panic4 on July 27th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
mmm check THIS post or check my next tutorial because I will include something about that. :)
[.So.Seductive.]oooh_weee on July 27th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
oh, i forgot to mention that i use PS and not PSP
i'll just wait for your next tutorial :]
Yuuriesummerjj on September 30th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I don't understand.
please show it to me with image =)
sorry to trouble you.
panic4panic4 on October 6th, 2007 11:41 pm (UTC)
yep, but which step don't you understand?
Черное Окоblackcocoon on November 13th, 2008 03:45 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks! This is very useful! :-)