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Is it possible/How to new window shape?

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Work area/Paper to start from 'circle' for example and not squere.

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You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding here. Anything in the computer world is based on coordinates and values and those are for mathematical reasons defined as specific coordinate systems. It's a universally agreed upon standard and all image formats are therefore also encoded this way A circle or for that matter any other arbitrary shape, including smaller rectangular areas on that canvas/ artboard are just partial usage of that area that has to defined by setting specific pixel values, in PS' case typically a selection/ layer mask to tell the program which pixels to show and which ones not. And that is the point: Even if PS would allow you to have circular artboards or some such stuff, the resulting image would still be rectangular and would have to have some such definition of how to treat the pixel values. Sure, it could all be made to work inside PS, but latest when you need to open the images in another program or need to upload to the web this fdalls apart. Therefore your request/ idea makes very little sense and if the devs were to consider it at all, would be a low priority item. That being the case, you have to learn how to work within those fixed paradigms to create the illusion of circles in a controlled fashion using masks, shape layers, vector paths, selections or whatever.

 

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Is it possible/How to new window shape?

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Work area/Paper to start from 'circle' for example and not squere.

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You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding here. Anything in the computer world is based on coordinates and values and those are for mathematical reasons defined as specific coordinate systems. It's a universally agreed upon standard and all image formats are therefore also encoded this way A circle or for that matter any other arbitrary shape, including smaller rectangular areas on that canvas/ artboard are just partial usage of that area that has to defined by setting specific pixel values, in PS' case typically a selection/ layer mask to tell the program which pixels to show and which ones not. And that is the point: Even if PS would allow you to have circular artboards or some such stuff, the resulting image would still be rectangular and would have to have some such definition of how to treat the pixel values. Sure, it could all be made to work inside PS, but latest when you need to open the images in another program or need to upload to the web this fdalls apart. Therefore your request/ idea makes very little sense and if the devs were to consider it at all, would be a low priority item. That being the case, you have to learn how to work within those fixed paradigms to create the illusion of circles in a controlled fashion using masks, shape layers, vector paths, selections or whatever.

 

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You seem to have a fundamental misunderstanding here. Anything in the computer world is based on coordinates and values and those are for mathematical reasons defined as specific coordinate systems. It's a universally agreed upon standard and all image formats are therefore also encoded this way A circle or for that matter any other arbitrary shape, including smaller rectangular areas on that canvas/ artboard are just partial usage of that area that has to defined by setting specific pixel values, in PS' case typically a selection/ layer mask to tell the program which pixels to show and which ones not. And that is the point: Even if PS would allow you to have circular artboards or some such stuff, the resulting image would still be rectangular and would have to have some such definition of how to treat the pixel values. Sure, it could all be made to work inside PS, but latest when you need to open the images in another program or need to upload to the web this fdalls apart. Therefore your request/ idea makes very little sense and if the devs were to consider it at all, would be a low priority item. That being the case, you have to learn how to work within those fixed paradigms to create the illusion of circles in a controlled fashion using masks, shape layers, vector paths, selections or whatever.

 

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The canvas is always rectangular, as will be the saved image. You can use transparency to make an image appear round or whatever shape you like, but the underlying file including that transparency will always be a rectangle.

 

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