Working in PHOTOSHOP CS6 How do you start a design in a circular format?

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I need to do a logo in a round shape, is there a way to start out with a circular shape in CS6
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Larry Hitchens

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Howdy Larry,

Have you considered using the Oval Marquee tool?  You can hold down SHIFT and ALT/OPT to force the tool to create a symmetrical shape (circle) that's based at the origin point.  This works in all versions of Photoshop that could possibly run today.

Thanks,
David
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I was aware of this one but I get a thick black circle when I do this and cannot
RE adjust he thickness of the line (only the center color can be adjusted thought there might be a way I was not aware of. FYI Im working on a MAC Thanks Larry
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Then you are not using the oval marquee, and are using the oval vector shape tool by mistake.
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The Marquee tool is accessible using the M shortcut.  Default tool is the rectangular version, but if you hold down SHIFT, you'll toggle to oval.  It's the second tool down from the top.

Thanks,
David
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OK got it, but how do you get to a specific round dimension or adjust the circle to the desired size?
Larry
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Set the marquee style to fixed size or fixed ratio in the options bar.