A path created with the Pen tool does not become an image element until you stroke or fill it. The Fill Path command fills a path with pixels using a specified color, a state of the image, a pattern, or a fill layer.
Fill a path using the current Fill Path settings
1. Select the path in the Paths panel.
2. Click the Fill Path button at the bottom of the Paths panel.
or you can
Fill a path and specify options
- Select the path in the Paths panel.
Fill the path:
(Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the Fill Path button at the
bottom of the Paths panel.
Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) the path to the Fill Path
Choose Fill Path from the Paths panel menu. If the selected path is
a path component, this command changes to Fill Subpath.
For Use, choose the contents for the fill.
- Specify an opacity for the fill. To make the fill
more transparent, use a low percentage. A setting of 100% makes the
Choose a blending mode for the fill. The Mode list includes a Clear mode that lets you
erase to transparency. You must be working in a layer other than the
background to use this option.
Choose Preserve Transparency to limit the fill to layer areas that
Select a Rendering option:
Feather Radius: Defines how far inside and outside the selection
border the feather edge extends. Enter a value in pixels.
Anti-aliased: Creates a finer transition between the pixels in the
selection and the surrounding pixels by partially filling the edge
pixels of the selection.