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Before my question gets marked as duplicate let me explain that I did my research. This question is about Photoshop CS6. Hopefully the feature was added in this version. Before posting I looked up Google and this and that but didn't find an answer for CS6.

So the question is: Is there a feature within CS6 or a script that allows to resize a vector element with rounded corners without using the Direct Selection Tool (white arrow tool) and not changing the border radius? What would be great would be something like simply using the transform tool or something like a grid resize tool.

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The simple answer is: No.

I have asked Adobe to add the feature. If you'd like to see it, please vote here:

Photoshop: It would be good if the roundrect vector tool corner radius was editable during and after drawing

And now some good news. David Jensen has written a nice little script to help. It's not perfect (doesn't handle multiple shapes on the one layer), but it does the trick in many situtions.

The script allows you to transform shapes (distorting them), then you can reapply the corners. You will need to remember the radius you used though.

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Rounded Rectangle Radius Resizer

The screenshot shows Windows, but the script also works on the Mac version of Photoshop.

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This. Will save me so much time. Just resize with Free Transform Tool then run the script and BAM! –  iDev247 Dec 20 '12 at 6:50
Wooop. Looks like your prayers were answered. This feature is in Creative Cloud –  Adam Schuld Aug 13 '13 at 13:17

No , Photoshop doesn't have a direct feature that does this for you.You could try writing a script for this or as a work around use the shapes tool and create the shape and delete and create it again if u need to change it.

you can use the shapes tool like this :

To access it you can press and hold the ellipse icon below the black arrow icon(path selection tool) and select rounded rectangle and draw using it.The shapes are drawn using paths and you can re-size them anytime you want and even change colors and set individual styles.

Or you will have to do using a rectangular marque tool and create a rectangle and smooth it out to the required radius

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Big mistake on my part: I forgot to mention resizing rounded rectangles without altering the border radius (and like originally mentioned without using the Direct Selection Tool) –  iDev247 Dec 20 '12 at 6:33

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