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How to draw a dotted rounded rectangle in PS

Feb 23, 2014 5:16 PM

Hi,

 

How do you draw a dotted rounded rectangle is Photoshop? Like in this picture:

 

primot.png

 

Thanks!

 
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Feb 23, 2014 5:47 PM   in reply to bfcreativenyc1

    Photoshop version?

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 23, 2014 6:20 PM   in reply to bfcreativenyc1

    If you have Photoshop CC, you Draw a Rounded Rectangle shape with no fill and a dotted stroke, of course. 

     

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    OK, you might want a hint or two as to how to do that.

     

    RoundedRectangleDotted.png

     

    And here's the super expert hint:  To get the dots to work out to be evenly spaced (which they're not in the example above), fool with the stroke width in the Properties panel, and note that it can take real numbers, like 4.09 pt.

     
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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:01 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    Noel Carboni wrote:

     

    And here's the super expert hint:  To get the dots to work out to be evenly spaced (which they're not in the example above), fool with the stroke width in the Properties panel, and note that it can take real numbers, like 4.09 pt.

     

    I'm glad you wrote that Noel.  I struggled to get that right the first time I used the feature, and I still can't say with confidence that I can predict how it will look before trying my settings.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:04 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    To select no fill:

     

    FillIcon.png

     

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  • Trevor Dennis
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:15 PM   in reply to Noel Carboni

    I was OK with that bit Noel, but I didn't catch straight on to the relationship between the stroke width, and the settings in 'More Options'

     

    Dashed lines.JPG

    A good starting point (for me) is to have a similar value for both stroke width and Dash value, but obviously depends on your selected units, image size, and dpi.  That's what I mean by predicting the outcome.  I really don't like to take a suck it and see approach.  Same as with type.  I like to know exactly what to expect from my chosen units and values.

     
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Feb 23, 2014 7:33 PM   in reply to Trevor Dennis

    Trevor Dennis wrote:

     

    I was OK with that bit Noel

     

    Yes, but bfcreativenyc1 had (briefly) put up a post (which was subsequently deleted) asking about how to set the fill to nothing.  I presume he/she found the answer, but I figured it would be a good thing to mention anyway, for other folks who might read this thread.

     

    Regarding prediction, I agree though there are quite a lot of "touchy feely" parts to Photoshop where you just have to try things to see how they'll come out.  Nowadays with modern compute power and a deep History, it's easy enough to go back.  After a while you come to know a particular tool and can start to get good at predicting how it will affect your image.

     

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