Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tutorial: Rounded Corners on Photos

I've had a few of you email me and ask if I knew how to do rounded corners on photos. I have my own way that I've figured out....there is most likely an easier way to do this, so if it seems too difficult, or if you can't figure it out with the program you use (I use Adobe Photoshop CS2), then keep on searching because I know it's out there somewhere!

1. Open your image:

2. Select the Rounded Corner Tool:
3. Use the Rounded Corner Tool:
4. Rasterize the new shape (in this step, my box is white...it does not matter the color at all.)

5. Switch the layers' places:
6. Create a clipping mask:

7. Merge the layers:

8. ENJOY!

Practice this tutorial and have fun with it. It can be used in all sorts of ways. I use this tool to create all of my tags, ribbons, and if I ever take the time to do alpha letters then on those too!



*And thank you for all of your votes for my husband for the Grand Puba for ASU. He won and had a great time! You can watch him in all his glory here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/SparkyCentral#p/a/u/1/p_j5we_4HfA

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

It took me forever to learn how to do this also! I don't remember where I learned, but there is just a little trick you can use for your clipping mask. On the part where you said that you have to be precise, (make sure your picture you want clipped to the shape is on top) and try hitting Ctrl + Alt + g (if using elements, you just need to hit ctrl + g) Hopefully that makes it a little easier. Love your site!

Butterflygirlms Blog Designs (Heather) said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial!! I never knew how to do this and now I can incorporate into my designs instead of using PSP!!

ps.I made 2 free blogger templates with your Winter Wonderland kit.
Click links below:
*Regular* Winter Wonderland template
*Stretch* Winter Wonderland template

Have a great night!!
Heather

Dawn Farias said...

Great tutorial. Thanks for taking the time to do it!

Jill and Cameron said...

Thank you thank you thank you! I love it!!! You are amazing!

Digi Free said...

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Michelle said...

I smiled watching your husband as the grand... (whatever it is called) :)

My husband feels the same way about his team too!

Mikelle said...

Thanks I've wanted to know how to do this. I love your font used in "Love Boat" where did you get that? Thanks again for the tutorial.

Mrs. Schmalison said...

thanks for the tutorial!!!! My husband keeps showing me but never lets me do it on my own. Now I will actually remember.

Olive Tree said...

Thanks for your great sets! I awarded you on my blog, HorseFeathers and used your mother's day set. Thanks! You're great!
http://ohorsefeathers.blogspot.com/2009/11/willas-freebies_9345.html

Another way to do the rounded corners in Photoshop is select using the rounded corners tool, then invert the selection and delete. =)

Beverly said...

thanks so much

curlysue said...

I make the rounded corner selection on my picture, then invert the selection and cut. It's a little faster and doesn't require making the extra layer.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! Quick question, I LOVE the king and queen font, but for some reason when I download it from the site, the zip file is empty. Has anyone had this problem? Any suggestions? Thanks!

leslie mae said...

I love when you post tutorials!! I am so clueless when it comes to Photoshop; you are AMAZING!!

I would like to pass on an award to you; check out my blog for details:
www.getoffyourbuttandgetfit.blogspot.com

prashant said...

Thanks I've wanted to know how to do this. I love your font used in "Love Boat" where did you get that? Thanks again for the tutorial. Work from home India

TerriM said...

Congrats to hubby for winning. I must say I got addicted to voting to see how close he was to that one guy (sorry can't remember his name) so each day I kept voting hoping your hubby would win. Glad he did : ) Hugs!! (terri - hawaii)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the lesson!

P.S.

Here's a link to the same font that works!

http://www.dafont.com/the-king-queen-font.font?nb_ppp=50

kristi*jansen said...

you are a GENIUS! thank you thank you for this tutorial!! :)

LeeAnn and Boys said...

Awww. I see. And this is also how you use templates as well...the hours I could have saved! Thanks Thanks Thanks

angie said...

i love you right now!!

Jennifer Jensen said...

Thanks for the tip on the font. I just love it, along with your newest kit. Happy Holidays.

Julianna said...

Thank you so much for this info! Just incase anyone wants to know, two little hints for using PS elements... 1- there isn't a rasterize option. Instead you "simplify" the layer. and 2- the cookie cutter option has a template for rounded rectangles making the process a lot faster. Thanks again!

TonetteB said...

Summer,
Woo Hoo!! CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR HUSBAND!!! I'm so excited that he won!!! I tried to vote everytime I thought about it & was so excited to see how many more votes he got everytime I voted! HOW EXCITING! I loved watching his 1st video to vote for him & the VICTORY UTUBE VIDEO!!! YOUR HUSBAND MUST BE IN ALL HIS GLORY! :)

The tutorial is great! I LOVE THE FONT! I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU SAVE THE FONT & GET IT TO WORK! VERY CONFUSING! Hopefully I will figure it out someday! LOL!!!
THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL YOUR WONDERFUL TUTORIALS & KITS! :)
Toni

Anonymous said...

What is rasterizing? And can you do it with elements? When I go to the layers menu that is not an option. Now if I go to layer, new adjustment layer I have a posterize option. Not sure what that is either. Can you help me round my corners? Thanks

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raising4boys said...

Thanks for this tutorial. Very helpful and fun to do :)