7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 14, 2018 2:02 AM by Trevor.Dennis

    Jagged circles photoshop cc

    kims1567128 Level 1

      I use Photoshop CC 19.0 version. In using the ellipse tool the circles end up jagged and not a smooth circle. i use Windows and a laptop. I have used with and without anti alias turned on. It is frustrating not to be able to use something you pay for and if I can't use it I will be turning to another program that works.jaggedcircle.jpg

        • 1. Re: Jagged circles photoshop cc
          Ged Traynor Adobe Community Professional

          Not seeing any issue like that on my end, can you post a screenshot of PS with all the panels open.

          Also the most recent version of Photoshop CC2018 is 19.1.2

          More info

          Fixed issues in Adobe Photoshop CC

           

          Try updating PS

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          • 2. Re: Jagged circles photoshop cc
            c.pfaffenbichler Level 9

            As Ged Traynor already requested:

            Could you please post a screenshot taken at View > 100% and with the pertinent Panels (Layers, Channels, Options Bar, …) and other UI elements visible?

            The one you posted is pretty much meaningless.

             

            And as mention »Anti-alias«: Are you talking about the Ellipse Tool or the Elliptical Marquee Tool?

            What is the image’s Color Mode and bit depth?

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            • 3. Re: Jagged circles photoshop cc
              kims1567128 Level 1

              Interesting - it does not have jagged edges with squares, rectangles, polygons, etc. Only a circle shape. Also does it with custom shapes and I select the moon shape and the moon is jagged because it is a half circle. So it is clearly not my laptop that is the issue. It is clearly a Photoshop issue.

              • 4. Re: Jagged circles photoshop cc
                kims1567128 Level 1

                screenshotcircle.jpg This is also with the updated version of CC

                • 5. Re: Jagged circles photoshop cc
                  Omar.Fathy Adobe Community Professional

                  Before making a selection with Elliptical marque tool or other selection tools make sure that you enabled the [ Anti Alias } option from the option bar above.

                  anti.jpg

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                  • 6. Re: Jagged circles photoshop cc
                    c.pfaffenbichler Level 9

                    Your screenshot shows Anti-aliasing is turned off.

                    Please post a screenshot of a circle created after turning it on.

                     

                    Why do you create pixels and not shapes by the may?

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                    • 7. Re: Jagged circles photoshop cc
                      Trevor.Dennis Adobe Community Professional

                      kims1567128  wrote

                       

                      Interesting - it does not have jagged edges with squares, rectangles, polygons, etc. Only a circle shape. Also does it with custom shapes and I select the moon shape and the moon is jagged because it is a half circle. So it is clearly not my laptop that is the issue. It is clearly a Photoshop issue.

                      Can you see why perpendicular lines are not going to show jaggies regardless of whether anti aliasing is used?

                       

                      A good way to see just how badly an edge can look without AA is to Free Transform a circle with Interpolation set to Nearest Neighbour, which applies no AA at all.  The lower ellipse is a result of FT'ing the upper circle under exactly those circumstances, and you can see how much damage has been done to the outline.

                      Another demonstration is to use Curves or Levels to remove it.  You have to merge the layer with a white background for the Curves to work, as demonstrated below where a vertical curve adjustment has hardened the blurred pixels (which is essentially what AA does — it blurs the edge pixels.  I have zoomed in to 500% to exaggerate the effect by way of demonstration.

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