Fill a vector path in Photoshop CS5 without pixelated edges


I've created a smooth path around an image that I'd like to vectorize. Now I'd like to fill that path to make it a solid with smooth edges.

  1. I created a new layer
  2. I selected the path and the new layer
  3. I clicked on "fill path with foreground color" at the bottom of the path window

The path is filled, but the lines are jaggy. What am I missing in order to make the edges smooth and crisp - i.e. vectorized?

3/24/2015 8:16:00 PM

Filling a path can make slight "jaggynes". For the pixelation goes, it all depends on the resolution of your document, remeber that photoshop documents isnt vectorbased in the same fashion that Illustrator, and that you cant get the same scaling.

When choosing the path tool, make sure to chose the shape tool in the drop down menu. enter image description here

4/19/2016 8:21:00 AM