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The Stroke Command in Photoshop Elements- Instructions

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A picture of a user applying a stroke using the “Stroke” dialog box in Photoshop Elements.

Overview of How to Use the Stroke Command in Photoshop Elements:

            The Stroke command in Photoshop Elements lets you paint a colored border around a selection or layer in Elements. This applies an outline to your image selection or selected layer in Photoshop Elements.

            To perform the Stroke command in Photoshop Elements, first make a selection to stroke in the image. If you want to stroke an entire layer, you can instead select the layer to stroke in the Layers panel. After making your selection, then select “Edit| Stroke (Outline) Selection…” from the Menu Bar.

            In the “Stroke” dialog box, then type a pixel width for the stroke into the “Width:” field. You can click the “Color” sample to launch the “Color Picker” dialog box to select the color of the stroke. Choose to place the stroke “Inside,” “Center” or “Outside” of the edge of the selection or layer in the “Location” section.

            Use the “Mode” drop-down to set the color blending mode applied to the stroke. You can also set the “Opacity” of the stroke by entering a percentage in that field. To apply the stroke, click the “OK” button to apply the stroke border to the selection or layer.

A picture of a user applying a stroke using the “Stroke” dialog box in Photoshop Elements.

A picture of a user applying a stroke using the “Stroke” dialog box in Photoshop Elements.

Instructions on How to Use the Stroke Command in Photoshop Elements:

  1. To apply the Stroke command in Photoshop Elements, make a selection to stroke in the image.
  2. To stroke an entire layer, select the layer to stroke in the Layers panel.
  3. Then select “Edit| Stroke (Outline) Selection…” from the Menu Bar.
  4. Then type a pixel width for the stroke into the “Width:” text box within the “Stroke” dialog box.
  5. To select the color of the stroke, click the “Color:” sample to launch the “Color Picker” dialog box.
  6. Choose to place the stroke “Inside,” “Center” or “Outside” of the edge of the selection or layer in the “Location” section.
  7. Then use the “Mode:” drop-down to set the color blending mode used for the stroke.
  8. Then set the “Opacity” of the stroke by entering a percentage into the field of the same name.
  9. To apply the stroke, click the “OK” button to apply the stroke border to the selection or layer.

Video Lesson on How to Apply the Stroke Command in Photoshop Elements:

            The following video lesson, titled “Stroking,” shows you how to apply the Stroke command in Photoshop Elements. This video lesson is from our complete Photoshop Elements tutorial, titled “Mastering Photoshop Elements Made Easy v.2022.”

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