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Inserting outline of a circle onto a photo

Sep 20, 2013 12:42 PM

Tags: #elements_9

I have taken photos of the Dolomites and want to put an outline of a circle around people walking below the monumental peaks as the only way to indicate the scale.  I would need this to be white, black or red depending on the background.

How can I do this in Photoshop Elements 9?

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    Sep 20, 2013 2:07 PM   in reply to ex57boma

    Use the elliptical marquee tool to draw a selection around the people, then go to Edit>Stroke (Outline) Selection.

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  • 99jon
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    Sep 20, 2013 1:51 PM   in reply to ex57boma

    The rectangle or elliptical marquee tools are nested together (right click to choose)


    Drag out your selection until your around the people until see the marching ants.


    Then go to the menu:


    Edit >> Stroke


    Then choose 1px or 2px size and set your color then click OK.


    On the menu choose:


    Select >> Deselect


    Then save.



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