6 Replies Latest reply on Apr 26, 2012 6:01 PM by Noel Carboni

    Rounded boxes WITH effects

    Davva70

      I'm using Photoshop CS5 on Windows 7 and I want to create an edge effect on a rounded box around a picture.

       

      I can see how to make the box rounded and I can see how to make the edge effect but I cant

      see how to apply the edge effect to a box that has already been rounded.

       

      Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

       

      Dave

        • 1. Re: Rounded boxes WITH effects
          Shan-Dysigns Level 2

          Say what?

           

          You are going to have to provide a visual example for anyone to be able to understand what you are talking about.

          • 2. Re: Rounded boxes WITH effects
            Noel Carboni Level 8

            Is your box on a separate layer, surrounded by transparency?

             

            If not, it needs to be to use a Layer Style on it.

             

            -Noel

            • 3. Re: Rounded boxes WITH effects
              Davva70 Level 1

              OK, I'm new to Photoshop so I appologise if my terminology or descriptions are

              a little poor.

               

              This is a rounded box.  (or that's what I meant by 'rounded box').  I created it using the

              Rounded Rectangle Tool and a mask.

               

              Pizza Big Rnd.png

               

               

              This is the picture with the edge effect added.

              Pizza Jagged.png

              I want to have the edge effect on the rounded box but I created the edge effect using the

              rectangular marquee tool and if I use that the that would cut the rounded corners off.

               

              How do I keep the rounded box but apply the edge effect?

              • 4. Re: Rounded boxes WITH effects
                Noel Carboni Level 8

                How is this edge effect applied, specifically?  Did you do something to a layer mask to create it?  It's still not clear how you're accomplishing the above (a display of your Layers panel would help).

                 

                It's possible what you want to accomplish can be achieved by rasterizing the vector mask and operating on the mask layer...

                 

                ImageWithVectorMask.jpg

                 

                RasterizeVectorMask.jpg

                 

                MaskStylized.jpg

                 

                -Noel

                • 5. Re: Rounded boxes WITH effects
                  Davva70 Level 1

                  To make the rounded box I did the following.

                   

                  1. Open image

                  2. Make a rounded rectangle with the Rounded rectangle tool

                  3. Double click on Shape layer and reduce fill opacity to 0

                  4. Select Paths, right click and Make Selection

                  5. Edit>Copy merged

                  6. New

                  7. Paste

                   

                  I applied the edge effect using the following method.

                   

                  1. Open image

                  2. Make a box about 1/2 inch inside the image using the rectangular marquee tool.

                  3. Enter Edit in Quick Mask (press Q)

                  4. Select Filter>Brush Strokes>Sprayed Strokes

                  5. Press Q

                  6. Inverse selection

                  7. Delete

                  • 6. Re: Rounded boxes WITH effects
                    Noel Carboni Level 8

                    You could do that a lot more directly.

                     

                    Draw a rounded rectangle as a path, then make a mask with it.  If you go directly to making a pixel mask (opposed to a vector mask) you can then run effects directly on the mask, as I have done above.

                     

                    -Noel