Hello, my old edition of photoshop (CS2) has started doing something annoying and I don't know how to stop it.
Basically I'm getting gradient effects when I don't want them!
Say my foreground colour is white and the background is black, if I start with a white image and make a rectangular selection with the marquee tool, when I press delete I get a perfectly sharp black rectangle cut into the white.. which is what I want.
However, if I do the same thing and then apply feathering (rounded corners) to the selection, when I press delete, I get a gradient fade instead of a nice sharp edge.
Here's a visual of the problem...
Errr... something has gone to pot and I don't know what.
Hey Dave. If you're applying feathering to your masks then that is the result you're going to get. Try smoothing instead. That might work. To achieve rounded corners on a shape in Photoshop is tricky. I used to create such a shape in Illustrator and copy it into Photoshop and use it to create shape masks like rounded cornered rectangles.
The new CC version has a nifty vector rectangle shape tool now. There might be a filter in your version that could do it? There are so many filters I rarely use these days. Although I use Photoshop every day I'm sure I only ever scratch the surface!
Weird thing is, I was sure this is how I've been doing it all the time up until now, but it can't have been. I've been rounding edges for a while now on images for the front page. It's like I've had a mental block all of a sudden. Ha. The method I was using was definitely just as simple.