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Old 10-30-2004, 04:08 PM
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Let us know if you find the fix!
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Old 10-30-2004, 10:52 PM
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E.B., some more food for thougth:

I was messing with a file to see if I could recreate your problem, and I think I may have. When I use the ellipse tool set to "shape layers," the stroke and fill options are grayed out. Originally I thought you were using the elliptical marquee but now I assume you were using the shape tool? (Okay, I'm a bit slow! LOL!)

If that is the case and you still want to stroke the shape you made, you can ctrl+click on the the shape layer to select it, create a new layer, and fill or stroke as desired. If you change the blending mode of the shape layer to "overlay" you can see the underlying picture. You can even move the shape layer around to better frame your picture before you make your selection and stroke it.

Hope this helps!

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Old 10-30-2004, 11:30 PM
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Okay, I'm back....I think I figured out how to make an elliptical shape transparent and to stroke it all in one fell swoop:

Click on your elliptical shape tool, then on the "shape layers" button. Change the layer style to 1px stroke 0% fill opacity (the thumbnail shows the rounded square with a narrow black line around it and gray on the inside) This will give you a transparent shape with a thin stroke. Now go to the layer pallette and change the "stroke" effect to increase the width of your stroke.

I may be all wet, but I figured it was worth a shot...good luck!
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Old 10-31-2004, 03:37 AM
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Isn't it easier to use the ellipse selection tool, scribe around the area as if you're going to select it and then use edit>stroke??

No messing around with blending modes etc.

But maybe I'm just too simple-minded for this.

Margaret
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Old 10-31-2004, 11:54 AM
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E.B., some more food for thougth:

Originally I thought you were using the elliptical marquee but now I assume you were using the shape tool?
Nicely done FrannyMae. I thought it was the elliptical marquee and only tested that way. It didn't cross my mind to try the shape tool.
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Old 11-07-2004, 03:03 PM
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Sorry I didn't get back right away, I don't get the internet every day.

I was using the shape tool (circle) and not the ellipitcal marquee. I have tried both methods, and both work the way I was looking for.

Thanks everyone for your help. I like both ways and will be switching back and forth depending what I'm doing. How's that for a politically correct thank you?
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