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Help making half a circle or semicircle

Engaged ,
Aug 02, 2012 Aug 02, 2012

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Hello:                                                                                     Level: Just slightly more than a Newbie  OS: Windows 7 64bit   Ps: CS6

I have been trying to make a semicirlce or a half of a circle in order to make a Sun on a horizon.

Thus far I have used the Ellipse tool and tried using the New Layer > Subtract Front Shape method but I am left with something closer to a crescent shape.

I have also tried to draw a circle and then remove handles but that hasn't worked either.

I've tried a few other things but all have failed me. I have also been all over the Adobe "Help", Forums, FAQ's, Youtube etc. but have been unsuccessful in finding a "how to..."

If you're getting the gist of what I am trying to do/explain and you know of a way I can accomplish what I need I would Greatly Appreciate your time and efforts.

Thank you So Much!!

Take care,

Kara

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LEGEND , Aug 02, 2012 Aug 02, 2012

Make a positive circle and negative rectangle inside one Shape Layer. The options bar provides the necessary controls.

Ellipse Tool in "Shape" and "New Layer" mode - draw a circle.

Rectangle Tool in "Shape" and "Subtract Front Shape" mode - draw a rectangle over half of the circle.

If you want, the circle and rectangle can be merged with "Combine Shape Components" (in the options bar) to remove the parts which aren't rendered.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 02, 2012 Aug 02, 2012

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Make a positive circle and negative rectangle inside one Shape Layer. The options bar provides the necessary controls.

Ellipse Tool in "Shape" and "New Layer" mode - draw a circle.

Rectangle Tool in "Shape" and "Subtract Front Shape" mode - draw a rectangle over half of the circle.

If you want, the circle and rectangle can be merged with "Combine Shape Components" (in the options bar) to remove the parts which aren't rendered.

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Engaged ,
Aug 03, 2012 Aug 03, 2012

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conroy...

Thank you for the help. I'm a bit tired 2nite so, I'll give it a go 2mar'o and then luk how it goes

R_Kelly thanx for taking the time to read my post. I always appreciate your input

Mike, that's a good idea too. I'll try that as well

I'll stop back

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Community Expert ,
Aug 02, 2012 Aug 02, 2012

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Also look under the custom shapes for the Crescent Moon shape.

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Engaged ,
Aug 02, 2012 Aug 02, 2012

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make a circle and mask half of it.

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Aug 02, 2012 Aug 02, 2012

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Sorry i read your post wrong.

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Oct 18, 2022 Oct 18, 2022

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Yup.

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