Shape Strokes – Photoshop CS6 Beta

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In previous versions of Photoshop, creating a dotted or dashed outline around your shape was a pain! Not anymore!

In Photoshop CS6, your shapes now have a new Stroke option, allowing you to add and customize dotted and dashed lines!

In previous versions of Photoshop, adding outlines, or Strokes, to your shapes was a pretty limited process. They were typically added by means of a Layer Style, and other than changing the Fill Type and Size, there wasn’t much else available to you. If you wanted a dotted or dashed outline, it was a tedious process, as demonstrated in this tutorial.

In Photoshop CS6, there’s now a convenient Stroke option on your Options Bar when you have a Shape active. These drop downs allow you to choose the Fill Type, colors, width, and whether your stroke is solid, dashed, or dotted.

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Check out the video at the top of this post for more a more detailed overview of the new Stroke options within Photoshop CS6.

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  • http://www.webdesigncreare.co.uk/ Bradley West

    I really like the fact the new Photoshop is going to enable users to easily be able to create dotted or dashed lines around corners of shapes. Howard you really do go to a lot of effort when doing these photoshop tutorials and I really like reading them they are very easy and simple to watch aswell. Thank you very much.