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How to put a dotted line stroke on a vector shape using Photoshop


Question

I've created a simple vector pennant type banner using Photoshop. I'd like to put a stroke on the banner with dashed lines approximately 3 pixels in from the edges of the shape. I know I can add a stroke to the shape and that looks fine, but I want to position the stroke so that there is a space of about 3 pixels between the edge of the pennant and the stroke. Is there a way to do that using Photoshop?

2013/08/13
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8/13/2013 5:41:00 PM

If this must be done in Photoshop, you will need 2 separate shapes. One for the outer shape and one for the offset inner stroke.

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With Illustrator you can use the Offset Path effect to move a stroke to the inside of a shape. You could then copy/paste the shape to Photoshop as a smart object.

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2013/08/13
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8/13/2013 8:38:00 PM