View Full Version : I'm sure this is basic, but how do I cut a circle out of a piece of paper using PSE4?
09-14-2006, 11:29 AM
I feel like I ask the simplest questions sometimes, but I have searched the forums and can't find an answer. I use PSE 4. I would like to know if there is a way to take a 12x12 piece of paper and cut a circle out of it. I have templates I have bought for that, but sometimes they are not exactly what I am looking for. This will be another piece of info to add to my growing collections of directions.
09-14-2006, 11:46 AM
It is killing me not to be able to help you with this!! I've got ps7 so I'm not sure what tools pse4 has. I'll do my best to tell you how I would do it, maybe it will help.
1. Start a new page 12 x 12 300 dpi Transparent
2. Open your paper and drag it onto the transparent page.
3. Use your circle shaped marquee tool (any circle that makes marching ants) by holding down shift while you make the circle. Holding down shift makes it stay round and not go oval on you!
4. While the ants are marching around your circle hit delete
Now you can put a photo under your paper or whatever it is you want! If you want that space to stay transparent though, save it as a .png file.
09-14-2006, 11:50 AM
You can also use the cookie cutter tool to cut the circle out of the page - there are lots of shape choices with it.
09-14-2006, 11:51 AM
I use the cookie cutter tool, also.
09-14-2006, 11:57 AM
Dude, I don't have anything that sounds as easy as a cookie cutter - but if pse4 has that - I'd use it! LOL! ;)
09-14-2006, 12:19 PM
No cookie cutter in PSCS2 but do you have the marquee tool. I can't remember if it is in PSE or not. You can take your round marquee tool. Make a circle on your paper-have another blank canvas open and use the move tool which turns into a scissors and then drag your circle cut to your new canvas.
Melanie Colosimo (lemonyr)
09-14-2006, 12:38 PM
I have PSE 3.0 and use the cookie cutter tool also. It is SO easy! Only takes a few seconds!
09-14-2006, 02:50 PM
Thank YOu. I had no idea it was this easy. I will try it after dinner.
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