With this command, you can outline irregular areas in images with drawing tools to make selections. You can make selections shaped like starbursts and other complex shapes that are easy to create with drawing tools. You can make selections from text characters without first converting the text to paths.
The area selected by a vector or text object depends on whether the object has a visible fill ink and stroke.
The type of fill ink or pen ink applied to an object is not significant for the selection it will make. However, the shape of the stroke is significant. A visible pen, dash, parallel, or neon stroke will affect the shape of the resulting selection. Also, the end caps, line joins, and arrows applied to a stroke will affect the selection.
If you want to preserve the vector or text object, make a copy of it; the object will be deleted when it is converted to a selection.
If an object does not create a selection when you choose Path to Selection, you might need to convert the object to a path by selecting the object and choosing Path | Convert to Paths.