Solid bordered ellipse with transparent background in Photoshop?
This has to be a silly question but I cannot see how, in Photoshop CS5, to draw a red bordered ellipse with a transparent fill over a picture. I often find myself doing this to highlight an area of a screenshot when posting an image to StackOverflow or sending an email to IT support.
In Adobe Fireworks it is pretty easy:
- Select the ellipse tool
- Set the fill to transparent
- Set the pen to red
- Draw the ellipse
It is straightforward following the same steps in Microsoft Paint.
But in Adobe Photoshop the ellipse tool seems to only have one colour
I could draw the solid red ellipse and then draw another slightly smaller ellipse to mask out the central region but that seems too long-winded for what must be a commonplace simple task.
What is the speedy lightweight way to call out an area of a picture by plonking a solid bordered ellipse with a transparent fill on it in Photoshop?
Simply use the Ellipse Tool to draw an ellipse and set the Fill to
none and the Stroke to whatever you want.
Edit: For versions of Photoshop older than Photoshop CS6
Simply set the Fill Opacity to 0% and add a stroke Layer Style