Hey RP fans! Deena Wuest from Creating Keepsakes magazine back at the table with another Photoshop tutorial!
I was recently talking with a reader who was scratching her head over how to create outlines in Photoshop. She told me that she learned how to use the Rectangular or Elliptical Marquee Tool along with the Stroke command to create square or circle outlines. But it stopped there. She couldn’t figure out how to create an outline from any additional shapes. So today let’s talk outlines!
They’re actually very easy to create. Here’s how!
And now you know!
I used this process to create the talk bubble outlines in this layout…
As seen in the May 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.
…and the rounded square outlines in this mini album.
As seen in the September 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher.
Try using outlines to define a focal point, as a page boundary, a frame, or even to create a title. I hope you have fun experimenting with creative ways to use outlines in your layouts and projects!
For easy reference, I’ve included a PDF handout you can download and add to your “Wanna Learn How” library. And as a special gift, I’ve also included this word art graphic you can download for free and use on your next project!
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