image along path

hi there; using photoshop cs, i'd like to create a circle path with multiple images around it.

i can do this with text, but not sure how to do it with images.

if it's possible, please explain ... if not, no need to respond.

thanks all.

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David BruggeCommented:
If I understand you, you want to line up images in a circle the same way that you would type going in a circle.

It’s a whole lot easier to do than it is to explain.

Create a layer and draw a circle to be used as a guide. Do this by using the circle marquee to mark your circle (hold down the shift key if you want it to perfectly round) then select Edit/Stroke to paint an outline.

Now you need to mark the center of the circle. You will use this as the pivot point for your images. There are several ways to do this. The way I usually use is to bring up the ruler (Ctrl [Cmnd] + R). With the layer with your circle guide still active, type Ctrl [Cmnd] + T to transform the circle. This will place a transform box around the circle. This box will have a tiny square at the halfway point across the circle. Drag a guide from the ruler to mark the halfway point. Then drag a guide from the top ruler to the halfway point on the side. Then type esc to cancel the transform command.

Next place your first image on a new layer lining it up at the top of the circle. Do the same for several more images, one on top of another, each on a separate layer.

Now, to move them around the circle.
With the layer holding the top image active, type your transform command again (Ctrl [Cmnd] + T) Once again, the transform box will appear. In the center of the box is a tiny circle with some cross marks. This is the pivot point for your transform box. Drag it to where the two guides mark the center of your circle guide.
Now, move your cursor to the corner of the transform box farthest from the pivot point. You will find a spot where the cursor turns into a curved double arrow. This indicates that the transform box is in rotate mode. Drag your image around the circle until it gets to the spot that you want. Press the enter (return) key to lock it in place.

Now move to the next layer and repeat.

If you chose the move tool and check the Auto select Layer box in the options menu at the top of the screen, you only have to click on an image to select it for moving….
Just click on the image, type Ctrl+T, move the pivot point, rotate the image, type enter and click on your next image.

Hope this is what you were looking for.
David BruggeCommented:
Hi VB, did this help at all?
Wooky JackCommented:

is this what he is trying to achieve but for a circular path?
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Wooky JackCommented:
placing the images in text? or just using images as the circle path?
David BruggeCommented:
I think that we've been abandoned phalanx.

I took the question to mean arranging images in a circle, but you may also be correct. Perhaps we'll never know.
vbnewbie01Author Commented:
hey, guys, sorry for the delay ... i've been away.

basically, neither of your solutions address my issue.

in fact, i actually solved it myself but am hoping there is a simpler solution for next time.

what i'm doing is this:  imagine a large circle image like a clock. now image that instead of the numbers on the clock face, i have 50 images.

i need those images to surround the circle much like the numbers do on a clock.

if it were text, it would be simple (using a text path) ... but because they are images, what i had to do is place each of them in the same location then transform them using the degrees ... incrementing the degrees bit by bit until it formed a circle.

again, there must be a simpler solution ... such as there is for a circular text path.

thanks again.
David BruggeCommented:
I must not have made myself clear. This is what I thought I was explaining, except I didn't have you enter the degrees of rotation. I'm glad that you found a solution.
vbnewbie01Author Commented:
hi, D_Brugge; after rereading your response, i guess i can see that what you were suggesting is similar to how i did it.  yes, it was  a little unclear, but hopefully if anyone has the same issue, they will take both your suggestion and my previous post into consideration (c:

again, thanks for the response.

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