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The problem

I use Photoshop and have a font (for a logotype) that have very sharp edges. I want to in a simple way round all corners on that font to a radius I set.

I know I can use curves on every corner on every letter but that takes a lot of time.

What I have done so far

I have converted the font to a vector shape.

The solution - maybe

I'm guessings

  1. I can fix it with some action?
  2. Maybe I can use a cutter shape in some way?
  3. If nothing else works maybe I have to create a pixel flat image, round the corners and then convert it back again?
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Should the result be vector-based or can it be rasterized? – slhck Jun 9 '12 at 19:43
It's going to be a vector. – Jens Törnell Jun 10 '12 at 13:39

This tutorial Creating Rounded Smooth Edges describes how to use Gaussian Blur, followed by contrast adjustment, to arrive at this result :


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What if it is not a solid color? Besides, the rounded corners look like they are blurred instead of just round, and it does not allow for controlling the radius of the curves (the radius of the blur filter is completely unrelated). – Synetech Jun 20 '12 at 2:30
@Synetech: The post asked for text, which is in solid color. The only solution with a radius I can think of is curves, which the poster already discarded as too much work. – harrymc Jun 20 '12 at 5:57
They didn't say it was solid; text can be gradient, texture, etc. – Synetech Jun 20 '12 at 15:59
@Synetech: I agree that this possible, but quiet rare. These cases should be treated with other tools. – harrymc Jun 20 '12 at 18:59
Even with a solid color, it looks blurred instead of rounded. Either way, I take it that it doesn't suffice since he started a bounty. – Synetech Jun 20 '12 at 20:10

The only easy way out method I can think of to this (As opposed to rounding each corner manually as you described) would be to rasterize the layer, select it's contents (control-leftclick the layer image) and then use "Select -> Modify -> Smooth" with a low value. Once you have a smoothed selection, "Select -> Inverse" and delete. You could also fiddle around with feathering in the same way, assuming the font can have a faded edge.

Good luck, this is all I've got.

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