Outline text in Photoshop


Everyone knows that before sending a buyer a file you should to convert text into the outlines for printing.

Photoshop has a button convert to shape - it's a similar as convert to outlines. But the problem is that I can't convert my text into outlines because I merged the text with a new transparent layer, so I can't convert text to outlines. What to do?

Thank you.

6/18/2015 12:53:00 PM

The purpose of "creating outlines" (or "convert to shape" in Photoshop) is so that no live type is included in the file. That way the person receiving the file does not need the font. They also will not be able to edit the type in a live type fashion.

If you have merged your text layer with another layer, and therefore rasterized the text, there is no benefit or need to create outlines of the type. You have already removed the "live" type aspect from the text layer. It is then simply pixels like everything else.

6/18/2015 12:51:00 PM