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I'm making a circle with a radius of 400 pixels, the edge of it looks like this:

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But the look I'm trying to achieve is a circle with hard edges, meaning no transparency, the edge of it would then look like this:

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So how do I do it?

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Circle fill is pretty simple. All you have to do is take the Ellipse tool and set the Tool mode to Pixels and turn Anti-alias off.



Circle stroke is not as simple. Now I'm not pixel art master, but I'd say that the best way in Photoshop might be this:

Making a circle stroke manually

  1. Create circle Shape
  2. Copy & paste
  3. Free transform the second circle smaller (Cmd + T)
  4. In Path operations: Subtract front shape
  5. Right-click inside the document > Define custom shape

Just like I explained above, but this time take Shape tool and set the Tool mode to Pixels and turn Anti-alias off.

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Note that in the gif, I had a small document zoomed to 300%, so the circle looks pretty rough. The bigger the circle, the better it looks.

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