Converting to a selection, vector mask, or layer mask


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Converting to a selection, vector mask, or layer mask

I think it's helpful to remind ourself that layer masks, vector masks, paths, selections, quick masks, alpha channels others that I am forgetting to mention, they are all pretty much the same thing. They are all just ways of isolating parts of your image. What I have here is a four-up arrangement and there is a path, a saved path in this document and I used the path to isolate this Metro sign because it's made you of straight lines and graceful curves, therefore it's a good candidate for the Pen Path tool to select it and also because it's against a busy background, which makes it a bad candidate for using the Magic Wand or the Quick Selection tool.

But the point I really want make here is that if I activate that path-- and I am going to come to the leftmost version. If I activate the path, we see the gray outline of the path. That's what a path looks like. Now I'll come to the second one. I'll activate the path. Now the path can very easily become a selection an...

Converting to a selection, vector mask, or layer mask
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Converting to a selection, vector mask, or layer mask provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layers

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