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.
Was this article helpful?
Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.