Layer Styler - Stroke round corners not sharp

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I updated to Photoshop CC 20.0.0 and now when I apply the stroke layer styling to a layer, the corner of a box are rounded vs. sharp. This is the default since the update. Is anyone else experiencing this bug?
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Mark Payne

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Yes, It's a bevelled type edge, and I don't like it.

It was doing this before, though.
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That's standard for when the stroke position is "outside". Has been for as long as I can remember. Set the position to "inside" for sharp edges.
Would love to see a check-box option for hard or soft corners, though.
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Mark Payne and you mention this has been a preset for a while, but this is the first time I've experienced it. I use the stroke-layer style often so I was a bit confused after the CC update when my corners were round. I always used "outside" as the default and had sharp corners.


Thank you for the other comments as well. All good input.
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I believe it was said by devs to be geometrically impossible to do.

The inside position may or may not work depending on the image, you may have to go in and do some 'pixel work'.
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And yet, strokes on shapes work this way... granted there are more nuanced options to dial in thresholds and that, but impossible?
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Jaroslav Bereza

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Vector shape stroke has corner options which does what you want. Vector shape fill might be also bitmap pattern. Not handy but possible workaround.
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Illustrator lets you control all the aspects of a stroke—cap, miter limit, position, dashed lines—and it appears PS, which doesn't, made the design position to help prevent really ugly corners with very large strokes. So Inside is sharp, centered is beveled, and outside is rounded. It does prevent those ugly corners, but if your stroke isn't very wide, you still can't choose your appearance.

It sounds to me like a good time to make a feature request (Idea) for more user control over strokes. I'm always in favor of more user control. Perhaps the original poster can make a case for why the current rules are too limiting.

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I'm not sure if you're asking if vector should be incorporated into Photoshop with the ability to trace over bitmap images with a vector stroke?

I suppose if Illustrator can Image Trace, it's not impossible.

I'd imagine we won't see anything like that anytime soon in Photoshop.
The image Trace even has it's limitations as it is.
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I agree that we probably won't see anything soon on this. I was only suggesting that as PS already has code in place that determines whether or not a corner is sharp, beveled, or rounded, they might be able to expose that to users as a choice?  It wouldn't exactly prevent  you from creating ugly corners, but that would be your option. You never know without asking, and at least Adobe can then say sorry, but it really won't work.
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