I drew paths thinking i was drawing a shape but later realized it is only a path. Now i could create a temporary shape like a box and paste this in and delete the box path. But just as there is a option to convert path to selection, is there an option to convert the selected path into shape?
Not sure how it is in CS6, but try this:
- Go to
Window > Paths
- Select the path you created
- Go to
Edit > Define Custom Shape...
- Name it if you'd like
- Go to your
Custom Shapestool (cycle through pressing U)
- With the
Custom Shapestool selected, you will see the
Custom Shapes Pickericon
- Click the arrow to open the
Custom Shapes Picker.
Your new custom shape will be at the bottom.
After having created a path, deselect it and switch to the pen tool. Draw a single point outside the canvas (for the sake of easily finding it later). This creates an [almost] empty shape shape layer. Switch back to your path, hold CTRL and marquee select every point in the path, then copy the path information with CTRL+C. Switch back to the shape layer, hold CTRL and select the single point you made, then paste the path information with CTRL+V. Finally delete the single point you created in the first place. Done.
If you are using Adobe CS6 the fastest to do that is by using the pen tool and you can find above is the button
shape click on it and it will convert your path to shape.
If you like to return the shape into path just go to windows->paths
shape 1 shape path similar name and it will go back to path.