I think you need to record creating a Shape Layer right away instead of going through a Work Path.
Any reason why you would not just use a Live Shape layer which is already editable? Seems like a very round about way to get the same results.
I suppose I could get to where I want to go using a shape layer, but all I really want is a path to set to a selection and not a new layer. This is just one step of a much longer action, one part of which is to give rounded corners to an image, regardless of the size of the image. I would also like to be able to change which corners are rounded and their radius if needed. I tried various approaches from actions found here and there on the web (thanks to the generous people who do put their creations online). None do exactly what I need but they pointed me in what seems like the right direction.
I wonder if it has something to do with the version of PS used. If someone more knowledgeable that I am can create a command that makes an editable path with PS 2017, I can keep trying. If not, I'll just use the path I get and forget about being able to edit it.
To tell the truth, I just did a bit of testing and it appears that the fact that the path is not editable doesn't really matter for my Action. So, at this point, it's just a matter of wanting to know if the difference is my fault because I'm doing something wrong or if it's just the way PS works now.
I suppose I could get to where I want to go using a shape layer, but all I really want is a path to set to a selection and not a new layer.
Why exactly is an editable Layer not good enough?
In particular in an Action I would assume it would provide editability that a Selection that presumably is used for a Layer Mask would lack.
No, there are no layer masks involved here. These are just the final steps for images that have been prepared previously and need no more editing at all except for generating a final jpg for use on the web. But I'll try it out using a shape layer and delete everything not needed at the end.
Still wondering why the path isn't editable, though.
For what do you use the Selection if not as a Mask?
Here's where I found a free action that I'm trying to adapt to my needs:
There are probably other ways to get the same result, but this one is simple and does the job. Except for the radius that is not the one I need, so I have to record it myself.
I can’t find where the atn-file can be downloaded from that page …
I do not understand why you want to create a Selection at all and not use the Path as a Vector Mask (or as a Shape Layer and then use the Shape Layer as the basis of a Clipping Group for example)?
The link is near the end of the post, just after the images, in the word "here" at the end of the sentence “I wanted to share the action set with you, and it is available here.”
As I said, I'm sure there are many ways to do what I want. This method was available and easy, and trying to duplicate it triggered the question I asked at the beginning of this thread.
This method was available and easy, and trying to duplicate it triggered the question I asked at the beginning of this thread.
Quite frankly the Action seems a bit complicated, but I suppose that’s in part because it is intended to handle various dimensions.
The action I made works fine, even with a non-editable rectangle, although I still don't know why the step to create this simple rectangle is so complicated. I figure it doesn't matter and is just how Photoshop does its thing now.
And yes, I'll look into scripting, although I haven't done any programming or scripting for years. You may find me asking stupid questions in the scripting forums.