you learn something new everyday.
So, today I figured out, all by my lonesome, how to crop a circle in photoshop. I know, I know, I can almost hear you saying, “Beth, that is so easy!” But everything I know about photoshop was either graciously explained to me by my friend, Kris, or I figure it out by myself. Each time I discover something new, not only do I use it over and over (watch for more circles coming soon) but it’s always so exciting for me.
Select the “Elliptical Marquee” tool from the toolbar. In the options at the top, change the tool to “Fixed” so it will maintain the same proportions. Then draw out a selection on the canvas, with the sizes of the selection not quite touching the sides.
Choose “Select” from the menu and click “Inverse.” Now hit “Delete” on your keyboard, and the space around the area you originally selected will be deleted, leaving a blank area around the image.
Save it as you usually do.
Now you have a circle!
Speaking of circles…
My beautiful daughter, Katie, kindly offered to pose wearing this new infinity scarf I made from an old dress. The dress was saggy, baggy and much too big. But just look at THE PRINT! I love it! Perfect for a scarf.
Click here for the tutorial. I’d love to know what you think.
That looks so cute! I have some of my great grandmothers dresses that I have thought about doing that with!
Oh, making a scarf from your great grandmother’s dress would be such a nice way to honor her memory! Great idea!
So are you responsible for all those mysterious crop circles?
You make me smile!!!
Cute scarf! Thanks for sharing about circle cropping; I didn’t know how to do it either! 🙂 Lisa
You are so welcome, Lisa! I really have to stop myself from cropping everything into circles now. I love the look of them.
we learn every day!
I totally agree, Marilyn! Nothing better than learning something new. 🙂
Great project! I pinned it!
Thank you, Anny! So easy to do and some good scarves can really spruce up a tired wardrobe. Happy Spring!
Oooh, what a great idea! I used to make hair scrunchies out of hemmed skirts and slacks…that was in the 90’s. Scarves are the new scrunchies!
Yes, I love that! Scarves are the new scrunchies! We need one for every outfit. 🙂
One for every outfit sounds like a fun goal!