On 10/10/2010 12:25 PM, Maureen wrote:
> This is probably old hat for most of you, but I just can't figure out how to
> do this. I have a very nice rectangular jpg graphic that I want to change
> into a circle to be used for a circular sticker application. I created the
> graphic in PSE 8 and have saved the original psd file with the individual
> layers, so I can start from this file instead of the jpg file if it is
> easier. I am using Windows 7. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
If you want to "cut" a circle out of the middle of it:
1. make sure there is alpha in the image so we can save a square image
that looks like a circle
2. make a circular selection with the ellipse selection tool (hold shift
to ensure a circle)
3. invert the selection, (press ctrl+i) this selects everything but the
circle so we can delete it
4. delete (just press the delete key)
5. invert the selction (ctrl+i again), this selects the circle again
6. crop to selection (Image->Crop to Selection)
7. canvas size to selection (Image->Fit Canvas to Selection)
7b. optionally now, depending on your application, you can feather the
selection to make a more gradual edge. You can play with the number of
pixels and use ctrl+z to undo in between.
8. Save it/Export it with a new name.
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