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How to Vectorize Text with 1 Click in Photoshop

I love this Photoshop feature so much, I want to make sure you all know about it.

First, open a new Photoshop file, and use the text tool to type anything you want on the artboard.

You can convert your marked text into three-dimensional vector form in a short time. You can convert the plain text form into a variety of different stylish and three-dimensional vector forms. The text can be converted into a variety of different geometrical shapes and this speeds up the process of designing a poster, advertisement or any other form of the manuscript. You can edit and customize the vector form by using the brush tool, customizing its features such as opacity, density and you can get advantage from a lot of other similar tools. You can use different fonts and then convert them into the vector forms. In addition to that, you can also completely transform the text and make additional changes e.g. add the lighting effect to the text. You can transform each and every small aspect of the text including borders, stoke, shadow, inner glow, and other such aspects can help you design a desired text shape and design. You can play with all these features and practice different customizations so that you can achieve the best results on your own. This feature saves a lot of time for the professionals and you can design a text the way you want to in a very short time. It is the simple and quick way to convert text into 3D vector form.

Then Control + Click (right click) on that text layer in the layers palette, and select “Convert to Shape.” Your text will now be in vector format so that it may be used as a shape, and can be scaled to any size without losing quality. Just Like if you “create outlines” in Illustrator! I find this especially useful when creating logos in Photoshop, or sending a file without fonts.
Vector type in Photoshop CS2

I hope this makes your life a little “bitt” easier!

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