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Shape your Photoshop fonts to preserve scalability and appearance

Added on Friday 22nd of February 2008 07:08 am EST
 
Application:
Microsoft Excel 97/98/2000/2002
Operating Systems:
Microsoft Windows, Macintosh


Is there a way to create font outlines in Photoshop the way InDesign and Illustrator do?

Yes there is! But the command isn’t Convert To Outlines, it’s Convert To Shape. The benefit to creating font shapes as opposed to rasterizing the font is that the font remains a vector shape and thus retains its scalability and edge crispness when printing. It also comes in handy if you open a file from a colleague that uses a font you don’t have installed on your machine and you have to send that file to...