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Hour 13. Paths > Using Paths

Using Paths

What can you do with paths after you've gone to all the trouble of creating them? Well, a lot of things. In Photoshop, you can use paths to remember selections you want to use repeatedly. You can also fill a path area or define the color, border, and so on of the outline of the path. Paths indicate selections or lines, but they don't actually appear on your canvas unless you add some paint to them to make them show up. You can fill a path or stroke it, or both. Stroking adds a stroke of paint over the path. Fill places a color or pattern inside the path. Figure 13.17 shows freeform paths that have been stroked with black and filled with gray.

Figure 13.17. Filled and stroked paths. The leaf has not yet been filled or stroked.



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