7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 8, 2018 10:19 AM by lisas95196694

    creating a round photo

    gandalf458 Level 1
      I want to create a "round" photo, that is make a circle round a face and then "delete" the picture outside the photo. I'm having trouble finding our how to do this... Thanks guys
        • 1. Re: creating a round photo
          Level 7
          Hi,

          Drag out a WHITE circle over the area of your image you want circular.
          Select both your image and the circle you just dragged out > Modify > Mask >
          Group as Mask.

          Peter
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          |I want to create a "round" photo, that is make a circle round a face and
          then "delete" the picture outside the photo. I'm having trouble finding our
          how to do this... Thanks guys


          • 2. Re: creating a round photo
            JoeDaSilva Level 4
            Piece of cake! Open your photo up, and then choose the vector ellipse tool in the toolbar on the left. Draw your circle over the photo. Remember that you can retain the aspect ratio by holding shift as you draw, resulting in a perfect circle. Once you have the circle in place where you like it, select it with the black pointer and "cut" it using ctrl+X, or Edit > Cut. Using the black pointer again, select your photo and go to Edit > Past as Mask.
            • 3. Re: creating a round photo
              gandalf458 Level 1
              Thanks guys. I got as far as drawing the circle but didn't get the rest.

              Cheers G :)
              • 4. Re: creating a round photo
                pixlor Level 4
                quote:

                Originally posted by: gandalf458
                Thanks guys. I got as far as drawing the circle but didn't get the rest.

                Cheers G :)


                Hi G,

                Peter's answer is correct, but I'll make it more verbose. There are three steps, you've done the first.
                1) Drag out a WHITE circle over the area of your image you want circular.
                For placement, you can temporarily, reduce the opacity so you can see through your circle. You must set it back to 100% for the next steps, though! You can change the opacity in the Layers panel. Select the circle object, then click on the arrow next to the number 100 and drag it down.

                2) Select both your image and the circle you just dragged out
                Once you create your circle, it's selected. The easy thing here is to hold your CTRL key (if you're on Windows, I think it's Option on a Mac) and click on your photo. You can also use your selection tool and click and drag an area that includes parts of both your photo and your circle. Or, you can use the Layers panel: click on one object then CTRL-click on the other.

                3) Modify > Mask > Group as Mask.
                A mask is somewhat like an old fashioned stencil. For your mask/stencil, you create a second image. White parts of your mask are the places where your picture will show through. (You can make more complex masks, but let's not get into that here.) For now, go to your menu and click on Modify, then Mask, then Group as Mask.

                Using a mask doesn't crop the image, it only changes what parts show through the mask.


                • 5. Re: creating a round photo
                  gandalf458 Level 1
                  Thanks Lorraine.

                  Graham :)
                  • 6. Re: creating a round photo
                    Paul_Carlin Level 1

                    Here is the 2016 Answer to the question using InDesign CC 2015...

                     

                    1) Place the Photo.

                    2) Object -> Convert Shape -> Ellipse

                     

                    Start with a square photo to get a perfect circle.  If you need to resize the picture, be sure that Auto-fit checkbox is enabled on the tool bar.  To change the cropping, disable the Auto-fit checkbox.  Use the Shift-Key to maintain a perfect circle when dragging.

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                    • 7. Re: creating a round photo
                      lisas95196694

                      That was crazy easy!  Thank you!  Perfect!