Rounding corners of anything in Photoshop
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In this tutorial we are rounding the rorners of a rectangle (I know you can create a rounded rectangle by using the shape tool) the princliple of this tutorial is to show you how to round any corner,this is great for interfaces, I also use this technique a lot on my photo realistic art.

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by Colin Smith

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1

Create a new layer, Make a shape, select it and fill with foreground color. Alt/Option delete.


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Select>save selection name the new channel "shape"

3

Switch to channels Palette and click on the "shape" channel. Cmd/Crtl +D to deselect all


4

Filters>Blur>Gaussian Blur. Use a higher setting for a more pronounced effect or a smaller setting for a more subtle effect.


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Open the levels box: Cmd/Ctrl +L

This is where the magic happens. Drag the left triangle to the middle, now drag the right one to the center until all 3 arrows are on top of each other. Click ok.


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Ctrl/Cmd click on the channels thumbnail (1) to turn on the selection. Click on the RGB thumbnail to select all channels (2)

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Go back to the layers palette. Create new layer (layer 2)