How to Make a Perfect Circle in Photoshop

Here’s how to make a perfect circle in Photoshop using the Marquee Tool.

How to Make a Perfect Circle in Photoshop

There are many ways to incorporate a perfect circle into a digital image. You probably already know how to make a basic circle using shapes, but did you know you can make a perfect circle using the marquee tool? In this guide, we’ll show you how to make a perfect circle in Photoshop.

How to Make a Perfect Circle in Photoshop

To make a perfect circle in Photoshop:

  1. Create a new image or open an image on which you want to draw a perfect circle in Photoshop.
  2. Find the Rectangular Marquee tool on the Photoshop tools menu (hotkey: M).
  3. Left-click and hold the Rectangular Marquee icon on the Photoshop tools menu.
  4. Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool.
  5. Left-click and drag on your image to create a circle.
  6. Press and hold the Shift key to make the circle perfectly symmetrical.
  7. Release left-click to place the circle.
How to Make a Perfect Circle in Photoshop

Pressing Shift while using any Marquee Tool or any Marquee Tool will make it perfectly symmetrical. Without doing this, drawing a perfect circle by hand is difficult, and you’ll likely end up with something resembling an oval.

After the circle is drawn, you can right-click the outline created by the Elliptical Marquee Tool and choose the fill or stroke option to fill it in with color or outline it with a brush stroke.

FAQ

How do you make a perfect circle with a brush in Photoshop?

To create a perfect circle with a brush in Photoshop, use the elliptical Marquee tool to create a circular selection. Hold down the Shift key while you drag to constrain the selection to a perfect circle.

How do I make an exact circle in Photoshop?  

To make an exact circle in Photoshop, you can use the Elliptical Marquee Tool.

How do I create a shape in Photoshop 2022?

To create a shape in Photoshop, you can use the Shape Tool, which includes Rectangle, Ellipse, Triangle, Polygon, Line, and Custom Shapes. You can also use the Marquee Tool and fill the shape in with color.

How do you draw a specific size circle in Photoshop? 

To draw a specific size circle in Photoshop, use the Ellipse Tool to draw a circle, and then enter the desired dimensions for the circle in the options bar.

How do you draw a perfect circle?

A compass and a pencil are typically the tools of choice for drawing a perfect circle.

For more walkthroughs and guides, check out our website’s Photoshop section.