How to make a selected area with a circular border?
I'm using Photoshop CS5
My question has two parts to it:
How can I make a circular selected area with a blank border (no fill) border (stroke: 30px)?
I'm going for a similar effect as produced by the Horizontal Type Mask Tool, just, instead of text, I would want to use the circular border as the mask.
After making a selection area I want to force that selection to do something with my photo like as if you are writing on in sand. (sand text)
To do that, I copy and paste that selection but when I used blending options on my photo layer it seems there is a nub in my photo instead of a notch.
How can I do this job done right? Sorry for my language ... Best regards, thanks for future answers
Warning, image heavy
I kind of understand your first question so that's all I'll attempt to answer for now, and please clarify if this is wrong, but here's how I see it: You want to ONLY have the stroke on a circle, not the contents.
Two easy methods:
Circle marquee -> make your circle -> Select >> Modify >> Border -> Select amount -> Ok
(I prefer this method, it's cleaner)
Make a circle --> open layer styles --> add a stroke --> ok
0%, then you are only left with your stroke.
EDIT I think I understand Question 1 better now.
So, to isolate the stroke, and then use the strokes selection to mask, do the following:
Layer -> Layer Style -> Create Layer
This makes the layer style, into its own separate layer. Now, select the orange circle (ctrl+click the layer's thumbnail)
Then, select the black layer...
And now hit "delete" -- this will erase the black circle's innards. Now, simply select the remainder of the layer, and use that as your mask.