How To Create Circles In Photoshop

Here’s a quick reference to how to draw circles in Photoshop with no difficulty or confusion and in very little time. Before starting, the first thing that you need to do is to open an image in which you want to draw circles or create a new image.

Step 1: Go to the rectangular too marquee and wait for the tools to fly out. Once you see the tool bar, select (by clicking) the tool for elliptical marquee as shown below.


Step 2: Drag this out to draw a circle. Now, remember to press the Shift key while you draw a perfect circle or else you would get an ellipse.

Step 3: Choose the size of circle according to your need. This can be done by adjusting the figure drawn in the previous step.

Step 4: Choose a foreground colour by clicking on the foreground colour box in the toolbar. The easiest and most convenient way to fill in a shape with any colour in Photoshop is to press the Alt key and the Backspace key. The chosen foreground colour will be filled in the circle.

Step 5: To add a border to the drawn circle, first change the colour of the foreground in the foreground colour box. After this, then the boundary can be added by ‘stroking’. Go to Menu, click on edit and select stroke. In the dialog box that appears, choose the number of pixels to define the thickness of border. The stroke can go outside, inside or centred according to the ‘location’ that you choose. Click OK.


This is all that needs to be done to draw circles in Photoshop. This may sound complicated but once you are at it, you will surely face no difficulties if you simply follow the above steps.

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Ravi Shankar

A Software developer and blogger who is always looking to provide technical help to the wider community.

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