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    Photoshop -- How do i make an outlined circle?

    this is probably easy, i just cant find out how to do it =/

    i just want a shape like this:

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    so either a non filled circle, or a circle within a circle, but its gota be perfect. can anyone help?

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    Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool
    Hold the shift button down while you drag the tool for a perfect circle.
    And then
    Go to edit --> Stroke

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    Use the Marquee tool to make a circle. Hold down shift while you make it to make it a perfect circle.

    Then hit Q to go into your Quick mask.

    Do shift+CTRL+D to reslelect your circle.

    Then on the menu goto, Select / Modify / Contract /

    And contract the circle by how ever many pixels you want.

    After that goto Edit / Fill / Black / 100%

    Then hit Q to exit Quick mask mode and you now have a perfect circle with a perfect circle cut out of it's exact center.

    To fill it with black just do Edit / Fill / Black / 100%.

    To outline it, do Edit / Stroke / .....

    or whatever. That make sense?

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    Thanks very much guys.

    Outpatient, thats similar to the way i was tring but it distorts the shape when contracted, pretty crappy if you ask me. But anyway, the stroke thing worked out good.

    Thanks again.

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    No it doesn't. Unless maybe you had the selection going all the way to the edge of the image. To prevent the distorion just increase the canvas size a little. But if the other worked, then fine. [shrug]

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    the way OP does it is the way I wouldve done it.

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    You don't mention which version of photoshop you are using. If you're using 6.0 or 7.0, you can use vector shapes and those scale quite well. One of the default shapes is exactly what you want, a "hoop" as it were. Shapes are MUCH easier than the previous methods.
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    interesting way of doing it Out.. I'll keep it in mind.. as I use Quickmasks allot..

    the way I would have done it is made a new layer.. use the circle Marquee tool and held shift to make a round circle.. just like most start out.. then I hold ALT and hit Delete filling the circle with the foreground color.. which is black in this case.. then like Out.. use Select, and Modify.. and contract.. and one the circle is contracted.. I hit the Delete button on the keyboard.. and I'm done.. a little different.. but pretty close to Out's. and with photoshop.. u will find many do things different.. and get the same result..
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