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  • Help with making a perfect sliced circle in Photoshop

    Hello, GDF! I've been having a really difficult time making a perfect circle with slices in Photoshop.

    I've been looking through all types of tutorials doing all different types of experiments.

    I usually do the Ellipse Tool or the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Then, I create a line and rotate it. I split the circle into 45 degree chunks. 8 perfect slices.

    Everything good so far. Then, I cut out one of the slices and edit it in a new document. All is well.

    The problem is that when I try to re-paste and re-rotate the slices and combine them, you can always see some lines between the slices. It is not seamless.

    I know I can fill these with color or use the Spot Healing Brush, but is there a way to make this perfect in Photoshop?

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    You're not aligning them properly. You can see some of your slices don't fit the outer arc perfectly.
    If I were going to do this kind of thing, I'd do it in Illustrator, then bring it into Photoshop as a smart object, simply because I use photoshop mostly for photo editing and find the vector tools incredibly difficult to control in comparison to Illustrator.

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    • #3
      Even when I do my best to align them, the lines are still there. I have heard Illustrator is much easier to work with. I'm just wondering if I'm asking for the impossible from Photoshop CS6. Thanks for the support!
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      I was actually able to eliminate the black outline on the red slice by changing the blend mode to Lighten. Hell yes to little victories!

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      • #4
        Thanks very much, PrintDriver. After further experimentation and trying to line them up, I came up with the solution of contracting the margin by 1 px on the slice and deleting it. I think there was a faint black outline that was showing up. It's not perfect, but here's what I have:

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        • #5
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