To fill a path and specify options:

1 Select the path in the Paths palette.

2 Fill the path:

• Alt-click (Windows) or Option-click (Mac OS) the Fill Path button at the bottom of the Paths palette.

• Alt-drag (Windows) or Option-drag (Mac OS) the path to the Fill Path button.

• Choose Fill Path from the Paths palette menu. If the selected path is a path component, this command changes to Fill Subpath.

3 For Use, choose the contents for the fill. (See "Filling and stroking selections and layers" on page 249.)

4 Specify an opacity for the fill. To make the fill more transparent, use a low percentage. A setting of 100% makes the fill opaque.

5 Choose a blending mode for the fill. (See "Selecting a blending mode" on page 241.)

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.

6 Choose Preserve Transparency to limit the fill to layer areas that contain pixels. (See "Locking layers" on page 290.)

7 Select a Rendering option:

• Feather Radius to define how far inside and outside the selection border the feather edge extends. Enter a value in pixels.

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