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Thread: really simple photoshop quesiton

  1. #1

    really simple photoshop quesiton

    How do you make a circle, but just the outline. so the center is hollow and has a black outline? i know this is gonna be really simple, but i can't figure it! thx

  2. #2
    first, press D to reset your colors, black should then be the foreground color.

    Then make a circle selection, rightclick inside the circle and choose "stroke".

    Set the width and such and press ok

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  3. #3
    ah yes! i knew i could rely on you!

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    But if you have different background colors you should just do your circle, then set the border in the layersettings and then set the covering strenght(is this right?) to 0%. Not the normal, but the one below it. I don't know the english name for it. Its the covering strenght for the surface.... *hope i could help you*
    Maybe lost can help out with translating it ;p

  5. #5
    bah, circle selection? Thats no way to make a circle

    I say hit the vector shape and draw your circle with the ellipse tool (holding shift to make it unified). You can keep this as a vector, make a strokable path (similar to selection) or just make it a straight out pixel circle. As a vector though, it will give you an easily managable circle which you can stretch and move and scale with ease and no loss in quality.

    After making a vector circle, you can ditch its fill (in layers panel) and use a layer stroke... or even, instead, make another circle using ALT (or from the icon in the properties bar) as a type of boolean (subtraction) circle - place that outlined circle in the orignal filled circle and youve got yourself a ... umm... lopsided circle? well you have a lot more options at least...

    of course the selection too is easier and all that stuff ^ is confusing if you're just getting inot it all :-\

  6. #6
    hey, I gave him an easy start

    no reason to overload a beginner
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  7. #7
    You're all wrong. The best way to make a stroked circle is to grab a drinking glass, invert it on your graphics tablet and trace around its rim with your stylus. Simple.

  8. #8
    Originally posted by eilsoe
    no reason to overload a beginner
    as I sometimes tend to do

    of course alethos got us both beat

  9. #9
    Yeah.. we got thumped...


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  10. #10
    senocular said the same as I did

  11. #11
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    I am Jack's wasted life.
    Originally posted by eilsoe
    hey, I gave him an easy start

    no reason to overload a beginner
    what he said.

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