Photoshop – Drawing box’s

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For the site I do a lot of screen shots / screen dumps for illustration purposes its good to be able to highlight thinks by being able to draw a box around them. Usually I do this with mspaint, but I finally got tired of doing half the tasks in mspaint and the rest in Photoshop, so I worked out how to do it properly.


1. Assuming you have you graphic already open, create a new Layer.

new layer

2. Click the Rectangle Marquee Tool > Then click and drag where you want the box to be.

marquee tool

3. Click Edit > Stroke.

Edit Stroke

4. You can select the width in pixels of the line and the colour > OK.

stroke  colour photoshop


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