I'm So Rubbish At Photoshop

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by MadDoc, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. MadDoc macrumors 6502

    MadDoc

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    Location:
    UK
    #1
    I'm trying to get into web design in my spare time and am in the process of making a site mock-up in Photoshop but I seem to be falling at the first hurdle.

    I am simply trying to make a rounded rectangle and then fill gradient colour-fill it. I drew the shape with the rounded rectangle tool and it popped up in a new layer. I then tried to use the gradient fill tool on the shape but it said that "the content of the layer is not directly editable". If I rasterize the layer then when I try to gradient fill the shape it ends up filling the whole layer (including the shape). What am I doing wrong? I'm pretty sure I'm making harder work of this than I need to be!

    Thanks,

    MadDoc
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

    Father Jack

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    #2
    Open a new document
    Pick the rectangular marquee tool
    Set the feather at 30 (ish) pixels
    draw the shape
    fill with gradient
    Copy the filled shape
    paste into a new document
     
  3. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

    dornoforpyros

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    Calgary, AB
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