I'm sorry, but the ability to capture shapes with Snagit was removed. So, you need to create your circular shape from the Editor view (which I know is NOT what you want to have happen).
I also apologize for the incorrect information being in the help file. Can you tell me where you saw that? Maybe take a screen capture of that part of the help file and post it here?
Again, I'm sorry we don't have the exact workflow you need. However, if you do want to use the Editor, just use the selection tool to drag a circle around the area you need. Press and hold the <Shift> key to keep the selection as close to a circle as possible.
2. When i create a new canvas, it's checkerboard.
3. When pasting the "cutout" (not), it pastes the entire, square image that's in the editor, not the portion inside the dotted lines.
I gonna throw some images at you and see if that will clear things up for you.
I’m starting with this image of a deer. I’m applying an elliptical/circular selection. If you want to resize/reshape the selection. Be sure to only grab the selection handles so you don’t flatten the selection. Continue manipulating the shape until you get the desired results.
With your cursor placed inside the shape. Right-click and select copy. If you were to right-click with your cursor outside of the selection. The selection would disappear.
In case you’re wondering. Standard keyboard shortcuts don’t seem to apply in this situation. You need to work through the menu system in order for this to work. At least that’s my experience with my computer.
Then, go to File, New, New from clipboard.
At this point your new image has been created.
However, the background will not be transparent. You will need to go to the image tab. Then select the canvas color and change the image background to transparent.
At this point the process is complete.
You can drag this image from the recent captures tray into another image. Or you could save it as a PNG with a transparent background for archiving. The choice is really up to you at this point.Regards, Joe