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  • Scaling shapes with roundness

  • Mervin James

    January 17, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Hi peeps, Is there a way (expression or not) that when you add roundness to a (rectangle for eg) and you scale it on either the X or Y axis only… that you can stop the ends from looking so out of shape? See attached image. Thanks for any replies.

  • Graham Quince

    January 17, 2021 at 1:11 pm

    If you’re using a shape layer, expand the rectangle path properties, and you’ll see a size property. Uncheck the infinity loop symbol and you can set the X and Y sizes as you wish and the rounded corners will remain ‘correct’.

    If you are doing this with a mask, check out the middle part of my tutorial, which shows you how to use Free Transform Points to change the corners:

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  • Tomas Bumbulevičius

    January 17, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Hey Mervin, instead of scaling a shape, try changing the size of rectangle – it will maintain roundness.
    That will prevent of these things happening.

  • Mervin James

    January 18, 2021 at 1:34 am

    Thanks guys… I’m aware of using the size but because I would like to add an expression/Slider to it so one can adjust the size of the shape, say in premiere pro or something, then this method doesn’t really work for me. Graham your tut is still helpful as I have always run into that issue and have had to redraw my shape. Thanks for the responses nonetheless.

  • Walter Soyka

    January 18, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    You can control the Size parameters via sliders that you expose to Premiere, too!

    How do you want the controls to appear in Premiere Pro, and what do you want them to do?

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