Converting a path to a mask


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Converting a path to a mask

In the previous exercise, I showed you how to convert a path to a selection outline. In this exercise, I am going to show you how to convert a path to a layer mask, a pixel based layer mask, that is to say, or a more flexible resolution independent vector mask. I am working inside of that same document, I opened in the previous exercise, it's called Ready to mask.psd found inside the 15_Paths folder. Notice that I am working inside the Paths palette; I have the free-form polygon path selected here. Now if I want to convert the path to a layer mask, I have to first convert the path to a selection outline. You do that, of course, by Ctrl+Clicking or Command+Clicking on that path thumbnail. Note, by the way, that the path doesn't have to be selected to take advantage of this technique. If the path is deselected, like so, I can still Ctrl+Click on it here on the PC or Command+Click on it on the Mac in order to invoke that selection outline. So an additional advantage to Ctrl or Comm...

Converting a path to a mask
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Converting a path to a mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS3 Channels & Masks: Advanced Techniques

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Design Photography
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