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Call attention to an area in an image with a circular stroke

Added on Friday 5th of August 2016 03:24 am EST

by Renée Dustman

Although you might think there should be a tool that automatically creates a stroked circle for you, there really isn't. The next time you want to circle some text or a graphic, here's what to do:

1. Open your image in Photoshop.

2. Create a new layer (to preserve the image detail) by clicking the Create A New Layer button on the Layers panel.

3. Press [shift]M on your keyboard to select the Elliptical Marquee tool from the Tools panel. You may need to press this key combination a couple of times to cycle through the marquee tools on the flyout menu.

4. Continue to press the [shift] key as you drag the tool over the area you want to call out in your image. (The modifier key enables you to create a perfect c...