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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?

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possible duplicate of Make sharp dashed line path stroke on rounded corners in Photoshop? –  Matt Aug 13 '13 at 18:25
the above posted link shows how to add a dashed/dotted line in Photoshop thanks to the answer by Farray. If that doesnt answer your question please consider adding pictures to show your issue. Other questions that may help are: graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/235/… –  Matt Aug 13 '13 at 18:27

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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.


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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How do you even "open" the part showing the stroke options? I don't see a way to set the stroke options. –  Pacerier Sep 12 '14 at 15:14

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