Photoshop: How do I fill an already traced object?

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How do you fill an already traced object. I accidentally traced an object with the pen tool but didn't change it to trace shape. Is there a way to fill in the traced object without having to retrace it? I have the item traced already I just want to fill in the things I traced.
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Rick Shepard

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Click on "shape" in the tool properties at the top to change it to a shape, then after that, pull the dropdown menu to the left and select "shape." From there you can fill and outline. 

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Another way after you have created a closed path with the pen tool is to go to the Path window and use the Path menu to select "Make selection".  A dialog comes up asking for a feather radius in pixels.  Enter your desired radius for the selection.  This turns your pen path into a selection.  You can then go to Edit -> Fill and fill with any color you have selected in the  Forground/background, or you can select a new color, or black/White/50% grey.