How to crop the circular image in photoshop?

Hello Friends, In this blog post(crop the circular image in photoshop) we are going to let you know how to crop the circular image in photoshop. It is often simple to crop any image if it is a rectangle or square in shape. But when you need to crop it in a circular shape then it becomes a little tricky as there is no direct option provided within the crop tool in most of the image tools like paint and photoshop.

But sometimes we need to crop our image or crop it in a circular shape. So don’t worry friends if you don’t know this photoshop technique (how to crop the circular image in photoshop) then we will let you know this procedure step by step here.

This is really very simple photoshop procedure(How to crop the circular image in photoshop) and you do not need to expert in photoshop to make this image crop, basic knowledge is sufficient for making this circular image crop.

To crop a image in a circular shape just follow the below given procedure step by step.

First open a image in photoshop IDE which you want to crop in a circular shape.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 1

Then unlock the background layer as background layer does not support the transparency.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 2

Now select the elliptical marquee tool and select the circular potion of your image which you want to crop.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 3
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crop the circular image in photoshop 4

Now select the inverse option(go to menu and then click select->inverse) and click on it.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 5

Now press the backspace/delete key in your keyboard.

Now your required image will be displayed in the screen and rest of the part will be disappeared.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 6

Now, deselect the selection as we don’t need it anymore. See the below image for the same.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 7

Now to remove some transparent part near the image circle we click on the image->trim and then select the parameter as shown in the below image.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 8

Now your circular crop image is ready to use where ever you wanted to use it. For now, we can also add the pattern gradient effect to our image.

First, we add the pattern to our image. And our image will be covered by the pattern as shown in the below image.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 9

Now drag the pattern below to our image. Now our image will be shown again and the pattern will be in the background.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 10

Now we also add the gradient over our pattern. And we change the color as per our requirement. And see the effect in the below image.

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crop the circular image in photoshop 11

Conclusion:

So friends, In this blog post(How to crop the circular image in photoshop) we have learned how to crop the circular image in photoshop. The general option for cropping a circular image is not available in the crop option within most of the image tools. So it is quite tricky but simple to crop a circular image using the photoshop technique. Inside this procedure, the main work is to select the subject and then select the inverse and then delete the inverse area and we get out subject alone. And here the subject is our circular cropped image.

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