HOW TO CREATE A CIRCULAR PROFILE PICTURE IN PHOTOSHOPMar 19 2015
What are the benefits?
- Sharper edges take the focus out of the image
- The human mind is conditioned to think of sharper edges as harmful and rounded edges as safe
- Rounded edges are considered to be easy on the eyes as they are better for visual information processing
Then, why not use these benefits for your blog’s profile picture? However, I think this entirely depends on the aesthetic of a person, so there is no right or wrong when it comes to this choice.
For this tutorial we will be using Adobe Photoshop. I know many of you use Photoshop for a variety of your creative needs, so I quickly whipped up a FREE cheatsheet with all the keyboard shortcuts for you to download and use, click below right now!
5 simple steps to a round profile picture:
Step 2 : Select the Marquee Tool from the tools panel. Right click on the icon and select the Elliptical Marquee tool.
Step 3 : Using the Marquee tool, mark the region of the photo that you want in your profile picture. Since the tool is elliptical in shape, you can carve out a circle easily and you can adjust the size and shape by just playing around a bit.
Step 4 : Once you have the circular dotted outline, right-click and select Layer Via copy. This creates a new layer in the layers panel. Now just click on the eye icon next to the Background layer to make it invisible which leaves you with the circular picture that you just created.
Step 5 : If you need to, just crop out the edges and adjust the position of the circle. To save the image, Click File > Save for Web > Name the file and click save. That’s it, you are done 🙂
Also, I know many of you use photoshop for a variety of your creative needs, so I quickly whipped up a FREE cheatsheet with all the keyboard shortcuts for you to download and use, click below right now!