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Hi-

Having difficulty cropping an elliptical portion from a rectangular photo.

After cropping, the rectangular layer is left behind and I can't figure

out how to outline the elliptical cropped element from there.

The files are to big to attach here to illustrate.

Sure appreciate any and all help.

Thanks!

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22 minutes ago, toe_head2001 said:

Wait... when you say "outline", do you really mean "select"?

 

My ultimate objective is to have an elliptical background

of that cheetah's head with a black outline (border)

around it with a given weight (thkns) to that border.

I've been messing with this for 2 hrs., Googling every query

before coming here, because I know we rookies are a bore

to you experts. I've just run into issues with this ellipse deal.

I've made some graphics already here- seems to be a use and 

learn prog... most of the guys I know use Illustrator and Photoshop

for these vinyl graphics, and charge an arm n' a leg... these are

just r/c boats I'm dealing with... below's an example.

Thanks!

Cheetah 1A_2.png

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In that case, remove the bit outside the ellipse (as you've done), then run BoltBait's Outline Object on the layer. Find it in the Effects > Object submenu.

 

To preserve the transparency, save it as a *.PNG, not JPG.

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The reason this works; the elliptical bit that remains is known as an "object". These are groups of pixels which border transparent pixels. BoltBait's plugin finds the transition from opaque to transparent and applies the effect at the edge.

 

B) cool eh?

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2 minutes ago, Ego Eram Reputo said:

The reason this works; the elliptical bit that remains is known as an "object". These are groups of pixels which border transparent pixels. BoltBait's plugin finds the transition from opaque to transparent and applies the effect at the edge.

 

B) cool eh?

 

Yeah, thanks... if you look at the first attachments we included, 2nd elliptical image with checkered transparent background,

I want to make that a layer other than 'background'...then I can bring the true background in and manipulate the layer with

cat's head to suit... it seems that there would be a plugin tool to do such, making it very easy. I've no issue doing that with

multiple layers, as illustrated above in '45' image, flattening them to one image and saving as PNG. I haven't had any printed

to vinyl yet, but hope they come out good with the PNG file extension at 300 dpi... this one below the guy did with Illustrator

and he claims he had 4 hrs. into...printed to vinyl with stunning clarity at 300 dpi and latex inks.

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5 minutes ago, Timbo128 said:

it seems that there would be a plugin tool to do such, making it very easy.

 

Layers > Import from file. Select the background image. After it has imported, drag the imported layer below the elliptical one in the Layers window.

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2 minutes ago, MJW said:

I'm not sure if this is pertinent, but if you want to select the opaque elliptical region, first select the transparent region with the Magic Wand, then invert the selection.

 

(BTW, I like that image.)

 

Yeah, clearly the guy that did that 'JRX Hydros' graphic's a very skilled dude... he works for some big

corporation and knows his way around the Adobe Creative Suites very well.

Yes, I had tried as you suggested before we even started this thread.

Thank's for participating!

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Thanks for all the input... much appreciated!... we've resolved the issue.

 

I don't know if I have to start a new thread, or not, but we have another question-

Same project- 

We have the cat's head background ellipsed correctly and fine tuned.... created a new layer,

made another ellipse with a degree of transparency using 'draw filled shape with outline' from

shapes menu>ellipse... now my question is how do I make the layer with with ellipse larger,

maintaining aspect ratio, without the background layer changing, too?... in other words, I want

the two layers to have the same aspect ratio but different sized ellipses... can I expand just the

one layer to suit?...

 

Muchas Gracias!

 

Timbo

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