Snippet Written with a loving hand by kitt some time around 17:16 on 28 September 2009
Create an outlined / unfilled circle in Photoshop if Illustrator isn't an open.
Take ellipse tool and drag it with holding shift key for any size you want, anywhere in your document. Set its fill property to "0". This creates the empty circle. Now go to menus Layer --> Layer Style --> Stroke A property window will open. In that window, set circle's line properties as per your requirement. In particular, adjust the width of the line and the color. As a side note, if you want to fill it then set its fill property to 100, then write over the circle.