This tutorial will help you make a scalloped edge shape. There
is, of course, more than one way to do this, so this is just one
example. In this example we are going to make a rectangle.
Open the paper you want to cut a scalloped shape out of. Duplicate
the image so the original won't be altered by clicking Image>Duplicate>OK,
then close the original. Make a new layer above the original layer
by clicking the new layer icon in the layers palette.
Decide what size you want your shape to be, and use your rulers
or guides to help. (Ctrl-R turns on your rulers, Ctrl-' turns
on your guides) For this example it will be 5x7 inches. Click
on your rectangle tool in the tool bar. Then in the options bar
click on the icon for "Paths" as shown below.
Click on the paper where you'd like to cut. Using your guides,
draw out your shape. It will look like this.
Now we want to use our brush to make a row of circles around
the shape. Click on the Paths tab in the layers pallette. Click
on your brush tool.
Now you need to get your brush ready to stroke the path. Click
on the brushes palette, and click on Brush Tip Shape. Select a
hard round brush. Drag the diameter slider to get the size brush
you like. Drag the spacing slider to space the circles apart enough
that they are just touching. In this example we've chosen a brush
with a diameter of 150 and spacing of 94%.
Click on Stroke path with brush in the Paths palette. At this
point you may have to adjust your spacing to get the circles evenly
placed. When finished, it should look something like this.
We now want to fill in the rest of the shape. Click on your rectangle
tool, and this time click on fill pixels instead of paths. You
should end up with this.
Double click on the background paper, then click OK, to turn
it into a layer so that we may cut our shape from it.
Hold down the control key, and click on the shape layer that
you just made. This will make the shape into a selection, you
will see the marching ants around the shape.
Make sure your background paper is the active layer. Press Ctrl-J
to make a new layer in the shape of your selection. Turn off the
visibility of your other layers to see your new shape!