How To Crop A Circle In Photoshop

How To Crop A Circle In Photoshop

You’ve all seen great images that are cropped to the perfect circle. I learned a few quick tricks in Photoshop to make this whole process extremely easy. You’ll be amazed at how simple this actually is. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial for How To Crop A Circle In Photoshop.

This is a rather unusual question I’ve been asked. Can the crop tool in Photoshop CS6 crop a circle? Yes and No. Fact is Photoshop CS6 or any other version of Photoshop cannot crop a circle with the crop tool. It can however be done in any version of Photoshop via other methods. The same can be applied to other Adobe products such as Fireworks and Illustrator.

How To Crop A Circle In Photoshop

  • Open your image in Photoshop.


    • Press CTRL+O or Click on Open in the File tab.
  • Double click on the Background layer and make it a Normal layer – just click OK.


    • Create a layer and name it anything.
  • Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool.


    • Top left bar usually shows Rectangular Marquee Tool, change it to Elliptical Marquee Tool

How To Crop A Circle In Photoshop

  • Create the circle



How To Crop A Circle In Photoshop

  • Inverse the layer


    • By right clicking a dropdown list appears, Where you can find an option for Select Inverse.
  • Delete the outer layers

How To Crop A Circle In Photoshop

  • Right click again to Free Transform to Center the image
  • Crop your image to save
  • Save as .png

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  • Article By :
    Shayaan Ahmad Noori, a highly accomplished and renowned Communication expert. He is currently Founder and C.E.O of Creative Buffs. He has extensive work experience of 14+ years, out of which he carries a wide range of experience of 9 years with Tech Mahindra, Smile Foundation, CanvasM Technology Private Limited, Australian Training and Management College and much more. He has done M.B.A and P.G.D.B.M in Marketing and HR and also has done Masters in Sociology. He has done approx more than 100 training sessions in Communication Skills, Marketing, Management, Society and development and Digital Marketing.

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