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The easiest way to convert text to vector in Photoshop

We recently realized that we need to convert some of the text created in Photoshop to a vector in Illustrator (without resizing the text). 

Vector in Illustrator, After doing research through Google, Twitter and asking people around, no one seemed to have a sure solution. We contacted our design colleague and told him our ideas until we found a solution that works in just a few simple steps.

Step 1

Open the Photoshop file containing the text you want to convert to vector. The text does not have to be the only layer in the file, just make sure the text layer is selected.

Step 2

Create a Work Path from the text. Layer> Type> Create Work Path. After creating the Work Path, you will see a change in its appearance.

Be sure to read: Video tutorial on how to convert photos to vectors in Photoshop

Step 3

With Work Path selected, go to File> Export> Paths to Illustrator and save the file.

Step 4

Open the file saved in Illustrator and change the color mode to RGB, it is CMYK by default. (File> Document Color Mode> RGB Color)

Step 5

Select the path and fill it with color, it is colorless and without stroke by default.


Although the text is not editable, it does resize all formatting in Illustrator!

When you use Adobe Photoshop to create graphics for your business and its clients, your imagery consists of pixels, tiny square elements that make up the gridded mosaic underlying bitmapped images.

Photoshop also supports vector, or path-based, elements, including live type and other forms of imagery. When you want to convert a bitmapped element to vector paths, you can use several techniques to create elements more reminiscent of a drawing program like Adobe Illustrator than of an image editor like Photoshop.