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Chapter 13. Getting Creative with Type > Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Ty...

Creating Work Paths and Shapes from Type Layers

When you work with type, there are certain restrictions to what you can do. You can't apply filter effects to type, and many of Photoshop's commands do not function with type. One solution is to rasterize the type layer. However, rasterized type is converted to pixels. What if you want the text converted into a vector path? Once type is saved as a path, you can manipulate it like any other vector path. The text path is no longer considered text; however the original type layer is intact, and editable. Creating a path and at the same time preserving the original type layer, gives you the best of both creative worlds.


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