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1 30th October 18:15
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Default How do I crop a photo into a round or heart shape?


I want to crop a photo into different shapes such as an oval, a circle or a heart. How do I do that? The shape tool doesn't seem to accomplish what I want - it puts the shape over the photo like a mask.

Sorry if this question may seem basic but I just started using Photoshop and I can find anything in help that covers this topic.
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2 31st October 22:21
alpha_papa
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Create a heart shaped mask, with the image layer selected you then can drag the mask remnants to another do***ent - eg: a new transparent do***ent if desired, via a selection.

Try loading the shape via a selection as an Alpha Channel, which can then act as the mask itself - or maybe freehand it via Quick Mask (with a ragged brush for a nice effect if you like).

Happy Valentine's Day ;-)

Adam.
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3 31st October 22:22
nick_decker
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"The shape tool doesn't seem to accomplish what I want - it puts the shape
over the photo like a mask."


Or, once you have your heart shape in place, Ctrl click that layer to create a selection. Drag the heart shape layer to the trash. Go to Select>Inverse, then hit delete. Like Adam said, Happy Valentine's Day.

Nick
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4 31st October 22:22
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Or,
1. Ctrl + click on the heart shape layer to select it...(indicated by a
dancing marquee/ or marching ants as some call it)
2. copy the image in question into the clipboard
3. then go 'Edit/Paste Into'

this will create the new layer and the mask in one shot, based on
theprevious selection.

cheers
heathrowe

create a selection. Drag the heart shape layer to the trash. Go to
Select>Inverse, then hit delete. Like Adam said, Happy Valentine's Day.
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5 31st October 22:22
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Or when drawing the path, use the 2nd pen tool regular path. Save and use that as your clipping path.
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6 31st October 22:22
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time saver. draw half the heart as a path, copy and flip it.
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7 31st October 22:23
robert_levine
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Heathrowe,

I've taken the liberty of editing out your autoquote. It's not necessary here and tends clutter things up a bit.

Please turn that feature off in your newsreader when posting to these forums and simply quote only the appropriate parts of the post you are replying to.

Thanks,

Bob
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8 31st October 22:23
john_r_nielsen
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If the image is on a named layer (not 'Background') and the path is just a path, not a Shape Layer, just Layer > Add Vector Mask > Current Path.
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9 31st October 22:23
phosphor
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Just a point of technical clarification:

"Cropping" an image has generally come to mean that the starting image has edges removed, and the resulting image's outline is a rectangle.

Any other final shape is said to be "masked" or "clipped".
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10 31st October 22:24
philo_calhoun
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The symbol font using Alt-0169 has a heart, if you don't want to draw it with the pen tool. You can use this as a mask.
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