2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 18, 2017 7:43 AM by c.pfaffenbichler

    Converter layers to ?

    steenmikkelsen2 Level 1

       

      Photoshop CS6


      If I right click on a text layer, in Lay panel can I choose the following converting options:
      Convert to Smart Object
      Rasterize Type
      Rasterize Type Style
      Convert to Shape

      Convert to Paragraph Text
      but what is the difference between allt these options?

      And why can't use all tools of some one of them ?

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      If I right click on a layer (graphic), in Lay panel can I choose the following converting options:

      "Convert to Smart Object" but what i a "Smart Object" ?

      but what is the difference between allt these options?

       

        • 1. Re: Converter layers to ?
          c.pfaffenbichler Level 8

          You may want to start with some beginners level tutorials if all those terms mean nothing to you yet.

           

          The advantages of Smart Objects are numerous:

          • external files can be referenced and represented in layered documents

          • multiple instances of a SO in a containing document that update simultaneously on saving an edited SO (please note that for a SO to maintain a connection to the external file one needs to use File > Place Linked instead of File > Place Embedded )

          • the possibility of placing vector content as Vector Smart Objects (though this will output as pixels)

          • non-destructive application of Filters

          • non-destructive application of transformation, warp, puppet warp (not all of these are available for Vector SO, but by converting such a one to a regular SO they become applicable)

          • combination of elements of different color spaces and bit depths

          • the ability to Replace Contents of SO (for example when faking as-of-yet non-existent products by mapping packaging design elements onto images of a blank container and the design is likely to change)

          • Stack Modes for certain combinations of photographic images

          • 2. Re: Converter layers to ?
            c.pfaffenbichler Level 8
            Rasterize Type

            Changes a Type Layer to a pixel Layer

            Rasterize Type Style

            Changes the Layer with applied Layer Styles to a pixel Layer

            Convert to Shape

            Changes the Type Layer to a Shape Layer (a Solid Colour Layer with a Vector Mask)

            Convert to Paragraph Text

            Changes Point Text to Paragraph Text – these are two possibilities to set up Type Layers in Photoshop, in the one case one defines a starting point from which the text flows in the other a rectangle that gets filled with the text