Photoshop: How do I convert a work path into a layer?

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I used the pen tool to outline an image and now I would like to use that outline and edit it.
how do I convert it into a layer??
thanks!!
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Paul Valenzuela

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Go to paths and see if you saved as path. Then maybe use the white arrow tool?
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You basically use the path as a Mask for layer content. Select the work path, and select a raster (pixel layer) and choose Layer > Vector Mask > Current Path. Or create a Solid Color, Gradient, Pattern to create a fill layer with the work path selected and it will be applied when the fill layer is created.