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How Do I Outline Something in Photoshop?

Last updated on September 24, 2022 @ 4:22 pm

When it comes to photo editing software, Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard. Photoshop has a wide range of features that can be used to edit photos, create graphics, and even design website layouts.

One of the most basic but essential features in Photoshop is the ability to create outlines. Outlines can be used to highlight certain elements in an image, or to create a border around an image. In this article, we will show you how to outline something in Photoshop.

PRO TIP: When outlining something in Photoshop, be careful not to create a hard edge that will be visible in the final image. If you need to create a sharp edge, use a layer mask or selection instead.

Step 1: Open the image you want to outline in Photoshop.

Step 2: Select the “Pen Tool” from the toolbar on the left side of the screen.

Step 3: Use the Pen Tool to trace around the element you want to outline. As you trace, you will see a path being created. Make sure to click around corners so that the path is smooth.

Step 4: Once you have traced around the entire element, right-click on the path and select “Stroke Path.”

Step 5: In the “Stroke Path” dialogue box that appears, select “Brush” from the “Tool” drop-down menu.

Step 6: Adjust the “Size” and “Hardness” of the brush so that it is the desired thickness.

Step 7: Click “OK” to stroke the path with the brush.

Now you know how to outline something in Photoshop!

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Creating outlines in Photoshop is a quick and easy way to highlight certain elements in an image or create a border around an image. Using the Pen Tool, you can trace around any element you want to outline. Once you have traced around the element, you can use the Brush Tool to stroke the path with any color or thickness you want.

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