Professional Web Applications Themes
  1. #1

    Default Creating Boxs with Borders

    What is the easiest/simplest way to draw a box with a border in Photoshop Elements? Like there would be a white box with a black border, which I could enter test into, over a picture.
    tom hyland Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Creating Boxs with Borders

    Tom, I'm not exactly sure what you're trying to do, but here's one thought:

    1. Create a new layer over your picture (Layer<New Layer<OK)
    2. With the new layer active, use the Rectangular marquee tool to draw a
    box the size you want.
    3. With the marching ants showing, do an Edit<Stroke and specify a certain
    number of pixels (maybe 10) and the color black; hit OK and you'll have a
    transparent black box.
    4. Use the Magic Wand tool set for contiguous and click in the center of
    the box; that should select the transparent middle area.
    5. Do an Edit<Fill and choose white as your fill color; that will give you
    a white box with a black edge on its own layer.

    Probably some easier ways to do this that you'll see from others...

    Chuck


    Chuck Snyder Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: Creating Boxs with Borders

    tom
    > "What is the easiest/simplest way"
    Use the shape tool, select the rectangular shape, draw a rectangular shape
    on picture.
    Make sure the color is set to what you want first (white perhaps). Then....
    Click on the text tool (set color of text) and then click in the white
    box.... and type.

    PeteD


    Pete D Guest

  4. #4

    Default Re: Creating Boxs with Borders

    Hi Pete and thanks for your insights but this does not create a border around the box you know like in Pagemaker or Illustrator where you can draw a box with a border and each (box and Border) have a separate color.
    tom hyland Guest

  5. #5

    Default Re: Creating Boxs with Borders

    Tom, did you try the method Chuck outlined? I think that will give you what you want. You can use his base instructions and change the color of the border or the color of the background within the box. Or, you can just do the box and border without the solid fill. Once you have the box looking the way you want it, you select the Text Tool and start typing, and you can also make the text any color you choose.

    If you're not having success using Chuck's method, repost and let us know where you're running into trouble. Somebody will expand on the directions.
    Beth Haney Guest

Similar Threads

  1. Creating Rounded edges on borders
    By GPM247 in forum Macromedia Contribute General Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: May 5th, 09:04 AM
  2. Creating opacity borders with CSS
    By Tintin81 in forum Macromedia Dynamic HTML
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: September 9th, 10:14 PM
  3. Are borders just that?
    By Gabrielli in forum Macromedia Flash
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: February 5th, 01:59 AM
  4. Creating image borders
    By Mehmet in forum Macromedia Director Lingo
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: September 15th, 06:20 PM
  5. dynamic text boxs
    By Chris Kennedy in forum Macromedia Flash
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: July 24th, 12:27 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139