View Full Version : how to make a rectangle outline
05-19-2005, 06:10 PM
seems pretty lame, but I can't figure out how to make a rectangle that is NOT filled. just the outlines.
without using the brush tool
thanks in advance. using ps7
05-20-2005, 01:10 AM
Drag out rectangle selection with marquee tool and then go to edit menu and choose stroke. Pick desired pixel width from stroke dialog box
If you want to get fancy, there's also the rectangle tool. :)
(Seriously, though, don't use it. Just use the 'stroke' menu item. Trust me on that one.)
05-25-2005, 09:59 AM
thanks for your rectangle tips. I will be mastering the technique in no time.:)
another method I've used is to draw your rectangle on a new layer, fill it, then draw a rectangle within the one you've drawn and delete it. The thing I love about Photoshop is that nothing is impossible and there are a thousand ways to achieve anything you want.
05-29-2005, 01:40 PM
yep, was doing it exactly that way, but was getting lazzzzy.
I used to use the stroke metod but always seemed to end up with rounded corners for some reason when I increased the stroke value. I no doubt missed some setting someplace.
The thing I love about Photoshop is that nothing is impossible and there are a thousand ways to achieve anything you want.
Very true. Yet another way to do it would be to take the polygonal lasso and hold shift while drawing your lines. A bit convoluded, and no, that's not how I do it. But that is another way!