Tip of the Day

Instant Selection From Any Path

When you’re using the Pen tool (P) to create a path, you can go to the Paths palette (under the Window menu) and click on the third icon from the left (at the bottom of the palette) to turn your path into a selection, or you can use the keyboard shortcut Command-Return (PC: Control-Enter). We prefer the keyboard shortcut, because it will do the exact same job faster and saves us from opening the Paths palette, taking up valuable screen real estate. Note: If you want to create a selection from an existing path, select that path in the Paths palette and then use the shortcut.

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  1. jane grant 8 April, 2011 at 13:07 Reply

    Can’t figure out why when I do this (try to load the path as a selection) I get:
    Warning
    No pixels were selected

    ???

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