Currently I have a round layer which I would like to convert to elliptic layer. Like on the image

How can I do this? If I select Free Transform and try to pull the circle, it will grow to width as well. I want to have the same width but just to make it longer preserving round shape on the bottom.


Use Free Transform and grab side handles and drag.

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If, as indicated in the comments, you really want a "pill" shape which is not really an ellipse, then use the Rounded Rectangle Tool and set the corner rounding to 50% of the width o your rectangle. For example, if you want a 100px wide shape, set the rounding to 50px. This will result in a pill shape.

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  • Very nice animated gif! – PixelGraph Apr 22 '14 at 17:28
  • Off topic: How did you create such animated image? What tool did you use? – sandalone Apr 22 '14 at 19:03
  • Thanks for the link, but I am using Linux :(. Secondly, about your answer. Your solution will break round edge as it will no longer be circle-round. I basically need to take a circle, cut it to half, then separate new halves and put a rectangular object between halves. This way I will get elliptic body but will also preserve round tops. – sandalone Apr 22 '14 at 21:37
  • There's a Photoshop for linux? :) .. If you need a rounded-ended rectangle, use the Round Rectangle Tool and set the rounding high enough to make the ends round. – Scott Apr 22 '14 at 22:17

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