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January 22nd, 2003, 07:19 AM #11,550Mickey Mouse
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
January 22nd, 2003, 07:23 AM #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
there...site still under construction... going on 6 years now.
January 22nd, 2003, 07:26 AM #31,550Mickey Mouse
ah yes! i knew i could rely on you!
January 22nd, 2003, 08:11 AM #4
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<br><font size="1">Try kirupa.com ! It will change your life...</font>
January 22nd, 2003, 08:23 AM #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 :-\
January 22nd, 2003, 08:27 AM #6
hey, I gave him an easy start
no reason to overload a beginnersite still under construction... going on 6 years now.
January 22nd, 2003, 08:27 AM #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.
January 22nd, 2003, 08:28 AM #8
January 22nd, 2003, 08:42 AM #9
Yeah.. we got thumped...
site still under construction... going on 6 years now.
January 22nd, 2003, 10:29 AM #10
senocular said the same as I did<br><font size="1">Try kirupa.com ! It will change your life...</font>
January 22nd, 2003, 12:40 PM #11