Hi Ali, Pilou shows how to get a circle inside.

To get an ellipse will be a bit trickier. Instead of drawing it with the ellipse tool, it will probably be easier to draw a circle and then deform the circle into the right sized ellipse using Transform / Scale / Scale 1D.

The Scale1D command stretches an object along one direction - when applied to a circle it will stretch the circle into an ellipse.

From the image, it looks like the effect you're looking for is taking a circle framed by a square like this:

And then deforming that square into a parallelogram:

Then you want the circle to deform into an ellipse in the same way that the frame was deformed.

To do this, you'll need the original square, the original circle inside the square, and the deformed parallelogram.

Select the circle and run Transform / Scale / Scale 1D. At the "Pick origin point" prompt, click the center of the circle:

At the "Pick scale direction" prompt, click the corner of the original square:

At the "Pick second reference point" prompt, click the corner of the deformed parallelogram:

Now you can delete the original square and you are left with the ellipse that fits within the parallelogram frame:

If you're starting with a parallelogram shape at some odd angle, you will have to do a few other steps to create the original square and circle. Let me know if you need the steps to do this part also.

Hope this helps!

- Michael