Is there some way to make Photoshop to activate the selection automatically when the path is closed?
In GIMP I would make a closed path, hit enter and the selection would immediately be activated with “marching ants”.
It’s not the case in PS – I tried hitting enter and tried to select “Make selection” option after right clicking on the path – still, the path remains inactive.
Surely it must be something wrong with my PS settings somewhere because I find it hard to believe that PS devs would make such a trivial task so unintuitive.
EDIT: OK, after some additional random clicking I found that I can make the selection active ONLY by clicking “Make: Selection…” in the upper left corner. Is it the only way PS allows to activate selection? LOL
Not sure if I understood your problem entirely, but there’s a shortcut I found on Adobe community.
You can press Ctrl + Enter in Windows. It will make selection. But you won’t get option to enter amount of feather. You can use
Select > Modify options though.
You can edit shortcut in Keyboard shortcuts.