Make selection from path

Sometimes you will need to use Pen tools to make accurate selection, especially around objects with lot of curved lines. First, of course, make path then select any of Pen or Selection tools (Path or Direct Selection), right/Cmd + click and choose: Make Selection.
make selection from path
With path created and Pen tool active, right click and choose Make Selection

Photoshop / Converting between paths and selection borders

Product used in this tutorial: Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended


  1. Wow, I've never used this method. I always draw a path and then go to the Paths panel and use the bottom button or drop down menu to convert it to a selection. This is far better, and allows you to feather it as well. Thank you!

  2. Always use right click to check available options for tools.


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