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I'm trying to figure out how to make certain features stick out of a cropped circle image. For example, I have a portrait of someone that I have cropped into a circle, but I would like to have her hand that is waving be on top of he circle outline/outside of cropped circle to show some dimension. Is there a way to do this?

marked as duplicate by Scott, Paolo Gibellini, Zach Saucier, Luciano, WELZ May 22 '18 at 17:28

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There are many ways, this is made with Photoshop, layers and masks:

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The FRAME Layer has a circular mask with just the exterior frame border effect, leaving clear the main part of the image:


The HAND/HAIR Layer has no effects and a mask leaving clear the part that has to be over the frame:


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    Perfectly reasonable answer, questionable result ;) haha – mayersdesign May 21 '18 at 20:22
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    Too bad this effort may be wasted if the user returns to post -- "Oh, I meant with Illustrator/Sketch/Affinity/Gimp". :) – Scott May 21 '18 at 21:24
  • That's why I didn't use the super ultra defined top plus mask brush for the hair 😁 – Danielillo May 21 '18 at 21:28

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