use a circle shape layer with a stroke and add a trim path operator.
When I select the ellipse tool, the Fill and Stroke menu disappear. Once me circle mask is made, I can't seem to find a way to give it a width. I don't want to create a circle shape on top, I just want to create one circle that acts as a mask and a circle.
When I select the ellipse tool, the Fill and Stroke menu disappear.
you need to deselect all the layers to create a shape layer.
Once me circle mask is made, I can't seem to find a way to give it a width.
a mask's its main purpose is to hide or reveal something. why are you creating a stroke? what exactly are you trying to do? its better to show us so that we may offer the right workflow for the task.
having said that, if you want a pixel stroke around your mask, you can use the stroke effect.
Stroke effect applied to my mask shape. Exactly what I need. Thanks !
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Just to expand on what Roei Tzoref was saying, using a Shape Layer will give you much better stroke control and options compared to the Stroke effect.
You can easily add and control several stroke effects like trimming, dashed strokes, round caps, round corners, twist, wiggles, repeaters, and more. It cannot taper a stroke, however (Adobe, please?)
To use it you must create a Shape Layer, and not a mask.