Join Daniel Lieske for an in-depth discussion in this video Filling a path, part of Drawing and Painting in Photoshop - The Great Training.
- We can use a path to create…very controlled brushstroke.…But we can do even more.…When I'm using the pen tool,…and create my vector path,…I can close this path…by going to the beginning point of the path.…And this little circle shape there at my cursor…indicates that if I now click, I will close the path.…My path is now a closed shape,…and what I can do with this shape is…I can fill it with a color.…
So, let's select a color…and say, "Fill path with foreground color".…And there we go.…This case, our path…just behaves like a selection…that we fill with a paint bucket tool.…I can adjust my vector shape…and fill it again.…And if we want to use our path…as an actual selection, we can even turn our path…into a selection with this option here,…"Load path as a selection".…
If we hit it, our path is converted to a selection,…and we can now use this selection…to paint freely in it.…But the path is not gone.…If we click here, on the "Path"…in the "Path" palette,…we have it again; there it is.…And we can adjust it at any time.…
- Setting up your digital canvas
- Controlling the screen
- Choosing color
- Working with brushes, textures, and the Paint Bucket and Gradient tools
- Making selections
- Working in Quick Mask mode
- Stroking and filling paths
- Manipulating color
- Organizing the canvas with layers
- Digital drawing and painting projects
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting the Digital Canvas
2. Control of the Digital Screen
3. Tools for Choosing Color
4. Tools for the Application of Color
5. Supporting Tools
6. Manipulating Color
7. Organizing the Digital Canvas
8. Digital Drawing
9. Colored, Digital Drawing
10. Digital Painting
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