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Sat, Jun 11, 2011 1:44 PM

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Photoshop: customizable rounded edges for (rounded) Rectangle Tool

It would be great to be able to adjust the edges of rectangular shapes whenever we like, hence even after creation. Theoretically Photoshop wouldn't need three shapes like:
a) Rectangle Tool
b) Rounded Rectangle Tool
c) Ellipse Tool

Instead we would have just one shape, but be able to adjust its edges directly within the workspace (having little handles for that). When the edges value would be "0" then it would be a rectangular shape. "100" would mean a circle, while all the other values in between would be rounded rectangle shapes. We would be able to change the values whenever we need.

This would make us much more flexible. But there is even a further advantage, we would be able to transform the same thing from a rectangular shape into a circular one, without the need to create a new object instead as currently (if I don't miss anything)

Thanks, Michael

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9 years ago

You might want to look into Scripting for this if you don’t want to wait for a possible future implementation of your request.
I’m optimistic that something quite similar to your intention should be achieve-able with a Script (at least as long as the rectangle, etc. has not been rotated, but probably even then).

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Scripting can be used, but it can't be as slick as a built in solution would be.
I posted a panel at this thread:
http://feedback.photoshop.com/photosh...

I also worked a bit on a variable radius version, but never polished and released it. It runs a bit slower and can be unresponsive.

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David,

An excellent piece of work and many thanks.

I did notice one thing in cs5, that if you have the ruler units set to pixels or percent, the rectangle jumps to one corner or the other of the document
after using one of radius buttons in the panel.

MTSTUNER

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9 years ago

You'd still need at least the rectangle and ellipse (because fixed corner sizes don't make great ellipses).

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9 years ago

Thanks Christoph, maybe I'll look a little for such a script.

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Hi Chris,

you are right, the ellipse complicates a little the situation, but I thought a little bit about that. See the picture please. Of course further details would need to be clarified and the whole concept elaborated, but I think it looks promising.

Michael

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9 years ago

And here just a small addition

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9 years ago

Here are further features, which could allow us to manipulate stars directly within our workspace.

Michael

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9 years ago

If you want that fancy Paths editing capabilities I think you might be better off doing that in Illustrator.

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I'm not sure if you realize that the handles I'm proposing would not only give us a better control, but to the same time simplify the general interface and especially simplify our workflow:

1.Theoretically the Rectangle Tool, Rounded Rectangle Tool and the Ellipse could be replaced by one single tool.
2.But more important than the first point: we would be able to transform the same thing whenever we want in all possible regular polygons.
3.And also very important from my point of view: whatever we transform, we would do it directly within our workspace, without to stop the workflow to look for input boxes in the control panel.

Michael

PS. I'm using Illustrator a lot as well...

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9 years ago

Here a further detail which would allow to increase/decrease the number of polygon edges as well for normal polygons as also for all kind of stars.

Michael

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9 years ago

OK, I posted a similair topic on PS-CS6, and was redirected to this one.
I would like to add that it can also be very handy when you can enter the radius in pixels. A value of 0-100 can represent percentage values. But most of the time I want more precise control, so adding pixel-measurement would be great too.