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Filling paths with color

The Fill Path command lets you fill a path with pixels using a specified color, a state of the image, a pattern, or a fill layer.

Path selected (left), and filled (right)
Important: When you fill a path, the color values appear on the active layer. Make sure the layer you want is active before beginning. You cannot fill a path when a layer mask or text layer is active.
To fill a path using the current Fill Path settings:
  1. Select the path in the Paths palette.
  1. Click the Fill Path button Fill Path button at the bottom of the Paths palette.
To fill a path and specify options:
  1. Select the path in the Paths palette.
  1. 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.
                        For Use, choose the contents for the fill. 
                        Specify an opacity for the fill. To make the fill more transparent, use a low percentage. A setting of 100% makes the fill opaque.
                        Choose a blending mode for the fill. 
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.
                        Choose Preserve Transparency to limit the fill to layer areas that contain pixels. 
                        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.
·         Anti-aliased to create a finer transition between the pixels in the selection and the surrounding pixels by partially filling the edge pixels of the selection.
For more information on these options, 

                        Click OK.
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