Smart Text in Photoshop

Smart Text in Photoshop is something I wanted to write about for quite some time.

You may have been in a situation, where you work with text and you want to apply a filter to your text. Photoshop prompts you to rasterise text. I know I’ve been there. Here’s a screenshot:

Smart Text in Photoshop with Marek Mularczyk - familiar? I’m pretty sure you have seen it before.

If you were wondering what to (in most cases you don’t want to rasterise the text, what if you want to edit it later?), here’s a solution for you: use Smart Objects! As simple as that! You didn’t think it would be so easy, did you? So, here’s what you can do:

Create a new document and add some text like I did here (as on the screenshot above).

Next, right click on the text layer you have created and convert it to a Smart Object as shown below:

Smart Text with Marek Mularczyk - you’ve converted the text to a Smart Object, you can add filters and…  they will all become Smart Filters! How cool is that?!

And this is just a beginning, I’m going to delve deeper into that tomorrow…

Keep reading…  😉

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