Rounding corners

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  1. MadDoc macrumors 6502

    MadDoc

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    #1
    I have a rectangular screen shot (700 x 300 pixels). How would I go about rounding the top corners?

    I am currently evaluating the GIMP (which I think has most of the features of Photoshop). I do have access to Fireworks too.

    Thanks,

    MadDoc
     
  2. bbeers macrumors regular

    bbeers

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    I haven't done this in GIMP in a long time, but it is easy in Photoshop. So I will tell you how in Photoshop and you could probably easliy figure it out in GIMP.

    With the image open use you Marquee tool to select the area you want to remain.

    then in the Select menu Modify> Smooth

    Give it a pixel radius for the corners and hit OK

    then inverse the selection. Select > Inverse.

    and hit the delete key. and bam rounded corners

    Hope that helps.
     
  3. MadDoc thread starter macrumors 6502

    MadDoc

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    Thanks bbeers,

    It turns out (I guess I should have looked more thoroughly!) that you can go to:

    Select > Rounded Rectangle...

    The rest is self-explanatory :rolleyes:

    BTW, why Inverse the selection?

    MadDoc,
     
  4. werther macrumors regular

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    so when you hit delete you aren't deleting the image contained within the marquee but rather that which is outside of it.
     
  5. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    You could use a rounded rectangle as a layer mask in Photoshop.
    This is a more contemporary (eg: adjustable/non-destructive) method of doing this.
    Not sure if GIMP or Fireworks support layer masks though.
     

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