Choosing the Right Position for Your Stroke Style

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Digital Scrapper Quick Tip, Styles

Choosing the Right Position for Your Stroke Style

In this quick video tip, I’ll show you how to choose the right position (Inside or Outside) for your stroke style based on what you’re applying the stroke to.

Quick Tips for Using a Stroke Style

  • Set the Position of your stroke to OUTSIDE:
    • When working with type or flat element layers, to apply a sticker-look to your layer, or to get nice rounded edges.
  • Set the Position of your stroke to INSIDE:
    • When working with photo or photo mask layers, to apply a vintage or matted look to your photo, or to get nice, crisp corners.

This tip works for both Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop.



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9 Responses

  1. Beverly
    | Reply

    Very helpful. Thanks.

  2. Debbie Pittman
    | Reply

    Thank you for explaining this so clearly. This will help me so much.

  3. Sue
    | Reply

    Thank you for this reminder. I knew it, but forgot it 😉

  4. Shirl/Grambie
    | Reply

    My senior-moment brain really appreciates your fantastic tuts. Added, is the fabulous download provided free of charge. As always, you are the top. Thank you. 🙂

  5. threadjungle
    | Reply

    Loved your tutorial. But how will I remember which is which? I think of -inside- as inside the house with straight walls and -outside- as of the Earth and our round planet.

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      That’s a very clever solution for remembering!
      I think part of the remembering is just “remembering there’s an option.”

  6. Margaret
    | Reply

    Thank you!

  7. Mari
    | Reply

    This is awesome, Jen! Somehow the only way I knew how to create a stroke was through the “Edit” menu! This opens up a whole new world, thank you!

    • Jen White
      | Reply

      This method is a lovely non-destructive option. However, the Menu Bar method also has its uses and strengths. ❤️ Glad I could teach you something new, Mari.

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