The problem is that it's only loading the outline of my path as the selection. All the inner areas aren't included, and I want to chop them out as well
Yeah, I saw it and did it just like that, made a whole selection of my paths (it shows the holes and everything), selected the Add to Shape Area, then make selection and still just marks the outline.
Thanks for all the help
You can make selection for different areas using different tools like the pen tool to sharp well defined areas then turn the path into a selection and save selections as alpha channels. When you have all the selection you need you can combine the selection. However for Hair its useally best to strart with a copy on one of the color channels and use Photoshop's tools on it to create a mask.
You need good contrast between the subject and the background and it helps it the original background is white or light gray.
Activate the Path Selection Tool.
Option-click on the compound Path's thumbnail in the Paths panel. That will select all components of the Path.
In the options bar, click the Subtract button to ensure all components are negative.
Click on the canvas outside of the entire path to deselect all of the path. Click on the line of the main outline path to select only it.
In the options bar, click the Add button to make the main outline positive.
The compound path should be correct now.
You can target the Path and the image layer then Add Vector Mask to the image layer, or Command-click the Path's thumbnail to get a marquee then Add Layer Mask to the image layer.
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