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#1 Ninjakreborn

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 01:09 PM

I have go get something done, I have learnt a lot about photoshop.  I haven't asked questions here in awhile until I started on this.  I have a circle, cut into 2 different parts, left side, and right side, they come together on the page to form the navigation.  It's for something that was already created I am just modifying it.  The thing is, I converted both files over to psd, I know now it's very important to have those copies, so I did that, thanks to andy, so now I have the psd versions, I practiced awhile, learn some more things, created all my text layers.  Now on my background layer I have one round circle in front of every text area(where I will put links with a site map in the XHTML.  For now I have to keep removing the circles everytime I adjust the text, I need to get each circle on the same layer as it's text.  I have 1 new layer for each section of text, I need the circles on this section.  The reason is it'll be 100 times easier to adjust and move around when needed, and when I mess with the circles to move them, then use the bucket to fill back in the area underneath them where they went it's slowly starting to degrade the circles, they are starting to break apart and disappear a little at a time.  It's just a circular red line, a thin red line, but I can't draw a circle, I wanted to create tehm on there appropriate pages, and just mark out the circles on the background, so I can adjust it when necessary, how do I get it to where I can draw a perfect circle, then have the lines of the circle get marked with a color of my choice?

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:06 PM

Shouldn't you be asking all these PS questions in a forum better suited to answer them?!!?

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:11 PM

Miscellaneous Topics that do not fall into all of the other forums. You can have personal discussions here about the weather, your car, your dog or whatever.. Have fun :)


I almost always ask my questions here, even if it was for third party software, of even perl, I would ask in the other languages post.  I ask allmost everything I need to ask here, just about.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:19 PM

I found the circular thing to allow me to draw circles perfectly, but it highlights the entire color around the circle, everything inside the circle, I need it to just color the lines around the circle, is there anyway to do this.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:41 PM

I found 2 things
Eclipse Tool- it let's me define the size of the circle, but it only fills the inside of it with the specified colors and not the border instead, then there's the
elliptical marquee tool- It would let me select a circle then I could just make the border the specified color, the thing is, it's got a predefined size I can't seem to change, when I click the mouse, or try to drag the mouse it automatically creates a circle everytime of the same size, that size ends up being quite large.  It's  larger circle I need a smaller circle, any advice?

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:45 PM

If you create a circle with the shape tool, make a selection and then Select -> Modify -> Border of 1 or 2, you could just get the outline for it.



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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:50 PM

It's not letting me modify, I use one of the tools it automatically creates a huge circle, if I use the other it creates one, and colors it, but doesn't let me modify, and when I select it, it won't let me modify

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 02:59 PM

Ah, I saw a bunch of options I didn't know about, I got to where I can actually create the circle, as a selection, but for some reason it's
1. Not putting it on my layer
2. Now allowing me to modify it
3. When I go out of viewing that specific layer, it's still there, the circular selection, it's like it didn't place it on a layer

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:00 PM

I use the ellipse tool make sure you have the setting of it set to 'unconstrained' and you should be able to create anysize you want.

I'm using Photoshop CS so if you have something different it might not be the same.  I also make sure that I have it also set to Paths and not Shape Layers.

Create the circle (hold shift down for perfect circle) Once it is the size you want, right-click and 'Make Selection...' I choose a feather radius of 0px.

Then  choose the menus: Select -> Modify -> Border: 1 px

Then choose the colour you want and alt-Backspace to fill the border in.



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Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:08 PM

I got everything to work, and I learnt a lot about this as I went, so it's appreciated.  I set the border sized, picked a color, and I learnt the whole process.  The only thing I can't get to work is the color to fill in for the border, I select 1 px, then select a color, but alt backspace doesn't work, what is the direct command that get's it to do that, thanks a lot for all the help so far, I have learnt a lot.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:23 PM

yes it's not letting me
1. Creating the border
2. It seems it's still selected, doesn't it have to go from selected state, over to placed state or something, because if I do everything you siad so far, and click deselect, it completely dissappears, it seems all it was, after all was just a selection, I am getting there but any guidance would be appreciated, I got a crash course in graphic design by doing this project, and I am getting a lot better at it than I was.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:29 PM

I was using the eclipse tool, but I started using the eliptical marquee tool and it gives me more freedom I think I am on the right track, but it still won't let me create the border, and it won't plant the creation onto the screen.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:31 PM

somehow I found out where I need to be, it's called stroke, but no matter what I seem to do, the option is always grayed out, when it's selected or using either tool.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 03:53 PM

Any more advice, the only 2 things I need help with are
1. It won't let me color the border
2. I think stroke has to do with coloring the border, but stroke is grayed out for some reason?
Thanks for all the help so far.

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:03 PM

Now I noticed that during the selection when I modify- border- 1px, it's selecting the border, then I realized fill should fill the border, but why is everything that I need grayed out, first stroke, now the fill is greyed out I can't even fill it, what's going on?

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:47 PM

Nothing is seeming to work, I ever tried copying and pasting the section from the other layer.  Then I paste it, and instead of putting it int he layer with the text like I want it creates an entire new layer.  then if I try to merge them it's grayed out,w hy the hell is everything keep getting grayed out.  I have learnt a lot but I am stuck, does anyone know how to create a circle, give it a border of a specific width and color.  I can create a selection for the circle, then do that modify border to 1 thing, then that's as far as I can get, I just need to learn the process, I am learning my way around new software, plus general graphic design, I have learnt a lot but I am stuck on this part, anybody, have any advice, if you do thanks

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:52 PM

I'll post a shoprt video in a sec, just uploading it. It should help you out

Alos dont keep replying to your own posts. Use the Modify button!

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 04:56 PM

Ok, thanks I appreciate it.  Thanks

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 05:00 PM

Uploaded it

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Posted 23 August 2006 - 05:06 PM

Ah thanks I will look at that, and use that as an example, thanks again.

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