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Chapter 11. Using the Paths Palette > Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths

Filling an Area of an Image Using Paths

Paths are easy to create and versatile. Once you create a path, it has many applications—you can convert a path into a clipping path, or you can even convert a path into a standard selection, and use it to define a work area. In addition to some of the more common applications, paths can be used to define an area to be filled, or you can use the Stroke command to control any of Photoshop's drawing tools.

Fill an Area of an Image Using Paths

Open a document that contains a path, or create a new path.

Select the Paths palette, and then select one of the paths.

IMPORTANT When you select a path from the Paths palette, the path becomes visible in the document window.

Select the Paths Options button, and then click Fill Path.

Click the Use list arrow, and then select from the available fill options.

Click the Mode list arrow, and then select a blending mode.

Select an Opacity percentage value (0 to 100) for the blending mode.

Select the Preserve Transparency check box to protect any transparent areas in the active image.

Enter a Feather Radius value (0 to 250) to feather the edge of the fill.

Select the Anti-aliased check box to visually soften the fill.

Click OK.


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