How to make concentric circles in Photoshop tutorial

How to create a concentric circles (random color contour) in Photoshop CC 2018 2017 2015 etc tutorial.

Concentric color circles in Photoshop.

How to make concentric circles in Photoshop tutorial
  1. Select the Photoshop ellipse tool for use to create the circular concentric contour random color filled design

  2. Set shape layer option

  3. Set color and create circle by holding down shift

  4. Duplicate layer

  5. Edit menu and transform and set the scale to 95% or 90% etc and change color of the circle via properties panel

  6. Repeat duplicate and transform multiple times to create multiple concentric circles in Photoshop

  7. Set color via properties again and repeat all the way to the center of the concentric circles

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Create an initial circle. You can then use the properties panel to change the color of the object. This can then be duplicated via the layers panel and duplicate layer (as long as you use the layer option) - there is no default shortcut for the duplicate (not sure why) but you can quickly add one via the edit menu and that will speed things up. You can then go to the edit menu and transform and scale and set the scale to 95% for the path and then change the color of that layer via the properties panel. This can be repeated over and over to create a contour design. You can, of course, select the paths and shift them or alter them in different ways perhaps by using the direct selection tool.


You can select all the artwork and then define it as a smart object via the layer menu and smart objects. You can also save the artwork to the CC library for future use. You can also use the various adjustments to modify the artwork such as turn it blue or invert the design and more. You can use the artwork then multiple times in your projects. Use masks or selections to cut the paths in half or quarters etc to create many different artworks from the same basic graphic


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