Filling & stroking shape layers


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Filling & stroking shape layers

Vector-based shape layers have gotten a huge shot in the arm inside Photoshop CS6. Among other things, you can assign fills and strokes to shape layers, much as you can inside Illustrator, down to applying dashed outlines. Now let me show you how that works. I'm going to drop-down to my Shape tool fly out menu and select the Rounded Rectangle tool. And let's say what I want to do is surround this text with a dash-border. I could just drag with the tool to create the shape, but I want you to see yet another way to work. You can click with the tool to bring up the dialog box that allows you to enter numerical settings, and I just happen to know that these settings work well for this image.

Now I'll click OK in order to create the shape. Very minor thing here, but notice that CS6 is smart enough to name the layer after what it is. That doesn't solve our larger problem though, which is that we're covering up the text instead of surrounding it. Now in the old days, you would...

Filling & stroking shape layers
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Filling & stroking shape layers provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS6 New Features

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Design Photography
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