Sorry, old age setting in. I thought you had to turn it Into a selection first and just used Ctrl0enter. Duh
Haha - happens to all of us
That's a new workflow for me, but having just tried it, I find it a bit awkward.
- right click the work path.
- choose make selection.
- click in the dialog box that opens to choose New, Add, or Subtract.
- click on OK.
That's four individual steps.
I prefer to just ctrl click the work path. One operation with the same result, _but_ you have to approach it differently by starting with the Quick Selection tool, and outputting New layer with Layer Mask from Select & Mask, so you can use the Ctrl clicked work path selection to clean up the layer mask.
Or if I don't feel the need to use Select & Mask, I hit the q key to go in to Quick Select, because that then allows me to use _any_ of the selection tools, including the Pen Tool via Ctrl clicking the work path, to clean up the Quick Selection. Where possible, via Alt Backspace to fill with white or black.
This sort of workflow runs all the more smoothly with multiple screens so you permanently have all your panels open and available. Having said that, I have taken to constantly dragging panels onto the image document to save having to move the cursor so far. I can reset the workspace with a single key press via one of the G-keys on the G910 keyboard I use. It all makes for a very fast and smooth workflow, but nothing is cast in stone, and a lot of what I do was learned from this forum.
I tend to start in select and mask these days, unless it is a selection with lots of smooth lines /curves (like a car for example).
I sill use the old refine edge as Select & mask doesn't beat it yet!!