1. Create a circular shape
Open a new document (the size doesn't matter too much).Go to the tool bar and select the Ellipse ToolBefore we go any further, have a look at your options bar first after you've selected thistool.It's important that we have the Shape layers icon selected in the tool bar (A). Noticethat the Ellipse Tool icon is active (B).It's also import is that the Create a new shape layer icon is selected(C).By double clicking on the area marked with D, we can change the color of the shape. Thecolor doesn't matter so much for this tutorial, but let us select a regular
this time.We're now going to draw a circular shape and by holding down the shift key before westart drawing, we're constraining the proportions of this circle so that it will look like a perfectly round one. Start somewhere in the top left corner and create a circle that fillsabout a one third of your document window. Now what has happened? Let me explain a few things.First of all you'll notice that the circle has some weird edges. That's actually the path thatcreated this shape.There are ways to make it invisible, but it can be confusing for some people who do thistutorial, so I'll just leave it the way it is.