making an icon help

jjvaldez

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Hello all, i have seen a few icon templets but I cannot get any to work. I was wondering if there is a "cookie cutter" type thing that i can use to take a picture that I have, take it in to photoshop and use the "cookie cutter" type deal to get it the right shape, i used the "rounded rectangle tool" in photoshop but it is just not the right shape...

any help ya'll have, i'll take,
thanks
 

jjvaldez

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this is the shape that i get...



and this is the shape I want to get...

 

KabaModern

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this is the shape that i get...



and this is the shape I want to get...

You can use the rounded rectangle tool. Just change the Radius to around 23px, that is about the rounded size of the iPhone icons.

EDIT: That pixel is relative to the size of the original photo. It may be a lot smaller or larger, but the point is you need to play with the pixels...
 

shutter13

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Select what it is you want with the rectangle tool, in PS go to Selection>Modify>Smooth and set the value around 5 or 6 (I think I use 6 when I need to do this)