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Dude Harry
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      03-23-2006, 02:33 AM
Hi. I have adobe photshop 7 and paint shop pro 9. I have a picture
that I want to crop or convert to a circle for an effect on a cover of
a magazine. I want the picture to be like a logo, so a round picture
would be better. The crop tools in both seem to only crop to a square.
The eliptical marquee tool in photoshop will draw a circle around the
object in my picture I want, but when I say "crop" it crops the square
picture to the borders of the circle. How can I crop or convert a
square picture to a circle. Is there a program or plugin that can do
this. I guess it is like making a button from the picture but I do not
see any plugins or effects to do this.

Any help would be appreciated.
Please reply here.
Thank you in advance.
Dave
 
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      03-23-2006, 03:06 AM
On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 21:33:43 -0500, Dude Harry <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Hi. I have adobe photshop 7 and paint shop pro 9. I have a picture
>that I want to crop or convert to a circle for an effect on a cover of
>a magazine. I want the picture to be like a logo, so a round picture
>would be better. The crop tools in both seem to only crop to a square.
>The eliptical marquee tool in photoshop will draw a circle around the
>object in my picture I want, but when I say "crop" it crops the square
>picture to the borders of the circle. How can I crop or convert a
>square picture to a circle. Is there a program or plugin that can do
>this. I guess it is like making a button from the picture but I do not
>see any plugins or effects to do this.
>
>Any help would be appreciated.
>Please reply here.
>Thank you in advance.
>Dave


Select all/Select Eliptical Marque. Hold down 'alt' and expand circle from the
center and out - to shift selection hold down spacebar. You then set the pointer
to the selection outside the circle and with white background you hit delete.
You have the choice of feathring the selection. Keep trying it works well.

Borge in sunny Perth, Australia


 
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P.H. Stuken
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      03-23-2006, 03:29 AM
> Hi. I have adobe photshop 7 and paint shop pro 9. I have a picture
> that I want to crop or convert to a circle for an effect on a cover of
> a magazine. I want the picture to be like a logo, so a round picture
> would be better. The crop tools in both seem to only crop to a square.
> The eliptical marquee tool in photoshop will draw a circle around the
> object in my picture I want, but when I say "crop" it crops the square
> picture to the borders of the circle. How can I crop or convert a
> square picture to a circle. Is there a program or plugin that can do
> this. I guess it is like making a button from the picture but I do not
> see any plugins or effects to do this.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Please reply here.
> Thank you in advance.
> Dave


In Photoshop , use the eliptical selection-tool and mark a circle around
what you want to crop ( click with shift-key pressed to get a exact circle)
Under edit click "copy". under file click "!new" and change background
content to "transparent", edit "paste",,, and you have your circlecrop
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      03-23-2006, 10:17 AM
Hi Dude,

Have any of the previous suggestions worked?

Here's how I'd do it:

Select the area you would like to crop by placing an eleptical shape over
it.

Select the shape in the layers pallet and set its opacity to 0%.

Select the Paths tab (at the top of the layers pallet).

Click on the third option at the bottom of the paths tab (if you hover over
it it should say Load Path as a Selection).

The circle should now be a flashing marquee.

Now select: Edit > Copy Merged.

Now open a new file and select: Edit > Paste.

That should do the trick.

Regards,

Sonars UK
"Dude Harry" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Hi. I have adobe photshop 7 and paint shop pro 9. I have a picture
> that I want to crop or convert to a circle for an effect on a cover of
> a magazine. I want the picture to be like a logo, so a round picture
> would be better. The crop tools in both seem to only crop to a square.
> The eliptical marquee tool in photoshop will draw a circle around the
> object in my picture I want, but when I say "crop" it crops the square
> picture to the borders of the circle. How can I crop or convert a
> square picture to a circle. Is there a program or plugin that can do
> this. I guess it is like making a button from the picture but I do not
> see any plugins or effects to do this.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Please reply here.
> Thank you in advance.
> Dave



 
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tacit
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      03-23-2006, 03:50 PM
In article <(E-Mail Removed)>,
"P.H. Stuken" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> In Photoshop , use the eliptical selection-tool and mark a circle around
> what you want to crop ( click with shift-key pressed to get a exact circle)
> Under edit click "copy". under file click "!new" and change background
> content to "transparent", edit "paste",,, and you have your circlecrop


Wow, that's a clumsy and unnecessarily complicated way to go. Generally
speaking, any time you are using copy/paste in Photoshop, there's a much
simpler way to do it.

Use layer masks! Make your selection. Turn the picture into a layer by
double-clicking on it in the Layers palette. Save the selection as a
layer mask. No copy-paste or new document necessary.

However, whether this will work for print depends on what program is
being used as the page-layout program for the magazine. If Indesign is
being used to do the magazine, it will work fine; the background will be
transparent. If another program is being used to do the magazine, then
it will not work; most page layout programs can not handle a transparent
Photoshop file.

So with other programs, you make part of a picture transparent by using
the Pen tool to draw a path around it, then using the Clipping Path
command to amke the path a clipping path. Then save the picture as an
EPS or TIFF. (Note that an EPS will only print correctly to a PostScript
printer.)

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P.H. Stuken
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      03-23-2006, 09:43 PM

>> In Photoshop , use the eliptical selection-tool and mark a circle around
>> what you want to crop ( click with shift-key pressed to get a exact
>> circle)
>> Under edit click "copy". under file click "!new" and change background
>> content to "transparent", edit "paste",,, and you have your circlecrop

>
> Wow, that's a clumsy and unnecessarily complicated way to go. Generally
> speaking, any time you are using copy/paste in Photoshop, there's a much
> simpler way to do it.
>
> Use layer masks! Make your selection. Turn the picture into a layer by
> double-clicking on it in the Layers palette. Save the selection as a
> layer mask. No copy-paste or new document necessary.
>
> However, whether this will work for print depends on what program is
> being used as the page-layout program for the magazine. If Indesign is
> being used to do the magazine, it will work fine; the background will be
> transparent. If another program is being used to do the magazine, then
> it will not work; most page layout programs can not handle a transparent
> Photoshop file.
>
> So with other programs, you make part of a picture transparent by using
> the Pen tool to draw a path around it, then using the Clipping Path
> command to amke the path a clipping path. Then save the picture as an
> EPS or TIFF. (Note that an EPS will only print correctly to a PostScript
> printer.)
>


complicated? ,, :-) I dont think yor metod is easier to do, layer masks
is not the easiest for beginners,
,,, but there are many ways to do this
h


 
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      03-23-2006, 11:16 PM

"Dude Harry" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hi. I have adobe photshop 7 and paint shop pro 9. I have a picture
> that I want to crop or convert to a circle for an effect on a cover of
> a magazine. I want the picture to be like a logo, so a round picture
> would be better. The crop tools in both seem to only crop to a square.
> The eliptical marquee tool in photoshop will draw a circle around the
> object in my picture I want, but when I say "crop" it crops the square
> picture to the borders of the circle. How can I crop or convert a
> square picture to a circle. Is there a program or plugin that can do
> this. I guess it is like making a button from the picture but I do not
> see any plugins or effects to do this.
>
> Any help would be appreciated.
> Please reply here.
> Thank you in advance.
> Dave


when you say crop OR CONVERT to a circle
do you want the image distorted to FIT into the circle?
B/C that is quite different from the crop suggestions you are getting
I downloaded an action that morphs the image into a sphere at Adobe Exchange


 
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Stewy
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      03-24-2006, 01:27 AM
In article <uVFUf.2652$(E-Mail Removed)>,
"KatWoman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> "Dude Harry" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> > Hi. I have adobe photshop 7 and paint shop pro 9. I have a picture
> > that I want to crop or convert to a circle for an effect on a cover of
> > a magazine. I want the picture to be like a logo, so a round picture
> > would be better. The crop tools in both seem to only crop to a square.
> > The eliptical marquee tool in photoshop will draw a circle around the
> > object in my picture I want, but when I say "crop" it crops the square
> > picture to the borders of the circle. How can I crop or convert a
> > square picture to a circle. Is there a program or plugin that can do
> > this. I guess it is like making a button from the picture but I do not
> > see any plugins or effects to do this.
> >
> > Any help would be appreciated.
> > Please reply here.
> > Thank you in advance.
> > Dave

>
> when you say crop OR CONVERT to a circle
> do you want the image distorted to FIT into the circle?
> B/C that is quite different from the crop suggestions you are getting
> I downloaded an action that morphs the image into a sphere at Adobe Exchange


When you highlight the picture with the marquee tool, select Inverse
then Delete.

This will give a round picture within a square canvas - there will be
nothing beyond the selection. Dropping this square canvas onto the
collaged front cover won't cause any problems as long as you place the
layer correctly. You can't have a round canvas (or any other shape
except those with 90 degree corners.
 
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Scott Glasgow
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      03-24-2006, 02:35 AM
Stewy wrote:
> In article <uVFUf.2652$(E-Mail Removed)>,
> "KatWoman" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> "Dude Harry" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Hi. I have adobe photshop 7 and paint shop pro 9. I have a picture
>>> that I want to crop or convert to a circle for an effect on a cover
>>> of a magazine. I want the picture to be like a logo, so a round
>>> picture would be better. The crop tools in both seem to only crop
>>> to a square. The eliptical marquee tool in photoshop will draw a
>>> circle around the object in my picture I want, but when I say
>>> "crop" it crops the square picture to the borders of the circle.
>>> How can I crop or convert a square picture to a circle. Is there a
>>> program or plugin that can do this. I guess it is like making a
>>> button from the picture but I do not see any plugins or effects to
>>> do this.
>>>
>>> Any help would be appreciated.
>>> Please reply here.
>>> Thank you in advance.
>>> Dave


> When you highlight the picture with the marquee tool, select Inverse
> then Delete.
>
> This will give a round picture within a square canvas - there will be
> nothing beyond the selection. Dropping this square canvas onto the
> collaged front cover won't cause any problems as long as you place the
> layer correctly. You can't have a round canvas (or any other shape
> except those with 90 degree corners.


Glad you chimed in, Stewy. After reading all those... well, "shooting
rabbits with howitzers" suggestions I was wondering if anyone was going to
suggest the quickest, most straightforward method--selecting the area of
interest, inverting, then hitting delete. Granted, sometimes I become so
enamored with all the tools that I take the long way around myself, but this
one seemed so obvious at first reading that I kept clicking through the
replies wondering when someone was going to get around to saying, "The short
answer is... "

OTOH, if the OP tries all that other stuff he'll undoubtedly learn more
about PS than he knew going in, so none of it was wasted.


 
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