Crop picture to circle not square

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Dude Harry, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. Dude Harry

    Dude Harry Guest

    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
    Dude Harry, Mar 23, 2006
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  2. On Wed, 22 Mar 2006 21:33:43 -0500, Dude Harry <> 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
    nesredep egrob, Mar 23, 2006
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  3. Dude Harry

    P.H. Stuken Guest

    > 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
    h
    P.H. Stuken, Mar 23, 2006
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  4. Dude Harry

    Sonars_UK Guest

    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" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    Sonars_UK, Mar 23, 2006
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  5. Dude Harry

    tacit Guest

    In article <>,
    "P.H. Stuken" <> 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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    tacit, Mar 23, 2006
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  6. Dude Harry

    P.H. Stuken Guest


    >> 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
    P.H. Stuken, Mar 23, 2006
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  7. Dude Harry

    KatWoman Guest

    "Dude Harry" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > 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
    KatWoman, Mar 23, 2006
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  8. Dude Harry

    Stewy Guest

    In article <uVFUf.2652$>,
    "KatWoman" <> wrote:

    > "Dude Harry" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > > 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.
    Stewy, Mar 24, 2006
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  9. Stewy wrote:
    > In article <uVFUf.2652$>,
    > "KatWoman" <> wrote:
    >
    >> "Dude Harry" <> wrote in message
    >> news:...
    >>> 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.
    Scott Glasgow, Mar 24, 2006
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