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Converting text layers (with blending options) in Photoshop to Vector


Question

I've recently spent a lot of time creating a logo for my website using basic text layers with blending options in Photoshop CS5. I'm aware that because all of my layers are text, I should be able to (theoretically) resize everything inside photoshop and get a good image. This isn't quite the case as the blending options need to be adjusted after a resize - however a resize is certainly possible using a little effort.

I am now trying to find an easy way to convert all of these simple text layers with blending options (which are simply just gradient overlays and shadows) to a vector format (something I can play with in Illustrator). I want it in this format simply so that I can have a version which can be dynamically sized and look "exactly" the same (whereas in Photoshop when resizing, the human element of adjusting blending values makes things look a little different).

How can I go about doing this?

2014/06/07
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6/7/2014 9:54:00 AM

Accepted Answer

Honestly, if you're willing to do the work, just re-create the text in Illustrator.

In Photoshop, assuming you haven't rasterized your text layers or your layer effects (convert to layers), then resizing these text layers will be done in vector format, and the layer effects will be updated accordingly, after the resizing is completed. I do this all the time.

As far as I know, there's no way to transfer this data to Illustrator. You would need to recreate the text in Illustrator.

2011/09/29
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9/29/2011 5:18:00 PM