how to draw an empty ellipse?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Martin Glodde, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. A problem with Photoshop V.7 for Mac OS X.

    I have a TIFF file and want to draw an ellipse on top of something that
    is transparent but has a black outline. Even after hours of trying and
    reading the help file, I couldn't find a way to do it.
    The only way was to define opacity or fill-% of a layer, but the moment
    I would flatten the layer that shows such a transparent ellipse, it
    totally disappeared.

    How can I do this now?

    Martin Glodde, Jul 2, 2003
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  2. Martin Glodde

    LG Guest

    make an ellipse and fill it. then select it again, and contract the selection by a few
    pixels, and hit 'delete' to clear the ellipse but leave the outline you created.
    LG, Jul 2, 2003
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    winz Guest

    make an ellipse with selection tool..
    In paths pallette <make workpath from selection>..
    still in paths pallette <stroke path with brush>


    no expert, just playing..
    winz, Jul 2, 2003
  4. Martin Glodde

    edjh Guest

    Flattening by definition wipes out transparency. Not sure exactly what
    you're after. Can you make it clearer?
    edjh, Jul 3, 2003
  5. Martin Glodde

    Mark Waters Guest

    Draw your ellipse. In the layer pallete, you'll see the vector mask
    thumbnail - double-click on this, and layer blending options dialogue
    will appear. Here, you want to choose "stroke" on the category menu on
    the left hand side, and choose colour and width in pixels on the
    right. Then click on "Blending options" at the top of the category
    menu, and then on the right you will see a slider under "Advanced
    blending". Drag the fill opacity slider to 0%, and you should have a
    transparent, stroked ellipse!


    Mark Waters, Jul 4, 2003
  6. Martin Glodde


    Jun 2, 2014
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    Many thanks Mark - that did the trick for me.

    Coder, Jun 2, 2014
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