I drew a path around an element that I plan to create a new layer from. I started by outlining the element with a path, I want to convert that path to a selection. How do I do this?

Thanks in advance for any guidance you may provide.

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With the pen tool (P) selected, Right Click -> Make Selection.

You can also go to the Paths window panel and Ctrl/Command Click the thumbnail to make a selection of the path.


I was able to by Command + Option + J, creates a new layer. Hit "Ok", then you can Right Click to select Make Selection... from the options.

Thats what I had to do.

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