dotted line selection, marking certain areas on pictures.
If you are a beauty blogger who loves to post up step by step pictures of your make-up looks, tutorials, or something like that, it's a great thing to utilize Adobe Photoshop (or any other software) to improve your post quality. With dotted line selection, your tutorial is supposedly become easier to understand.
Open Adobe Photoshop. We'll be using lasso tool (I prefer to use polygonal lasso tool but the choice is totally up to you). Set feather at 0 px.
Load your picture (let's say you are also using eyes make-up picture). Click on polygonal lasso tool from tools panel then click somewhere along the lash line, outer line, or anywhere you wish because it makes no difference where along the object you begin your selection with the Lasso Tool. Continue drawing an outline around the area of photo you need until you go back to where you start. Once it connected, a selection is created and you'll see a moving lines outlining your area.
Tips: if you make mistakes when working with polygonal lasso tool, press 'backspace' to undo.
Right click > Make work path. You'll now have a solid line outlining the area.
Click on 'T' (TEXT) button on the tools panel. Then click the work path to begin typing. If you want to make a dotted line, continuously press (.) dot. For dashed line, you can continuously press (-) hyphen symbol.
................................. for dotted line
-------------------------- for dashed line
Now it's time to adjust your font kerning. You don't have to if your dotted line already looks awesome. But if the dots are too close together, let's space them apart by adjusting kerning percentage and font size.
Photoshop kerning adjustment
From 100%, set to either 150% or 200%. It's totally up to your liking. The bigger the percentage, the wider the spacing between font would be. Adjust it wisely. Don't forget to ctrl+a (select all) the dots before you adjust the kerning.
|Spacing between font is too tight, make it wider by adjusting kerning|
|ctrl+a (selet all) the dots before adjusting kerning|
This is the final look of dotted line selection (kerning set to 200%, font century gothic)
You could style the line to your heart content, either dashed, dotted, spacy, or tight. Just anything that suits you the best. You can also change the color of the lines to whatever color you want. To do so, ctrl+a on the lines and simply click on the color palette then select the color you like. Not only that, you can resize it by clicking the layer then press CTRL+T.
Another sample of line area selection for make-up tutorials:
Please check my video below video to watch "how to Make Dotted Line Selection in Photoshop"
Thanks for reading my photoshop tutorial: how to Make Dotted Line Selection and If you have any question, just leave me a comment. I will reply as soon as possible :)