Make Text into an Editable Image

Learn how to make your text into an image like all the other layers, so you can edit it freely.

Type out your text. Notice you can only change the colors, size, font and if you want to apply a filter to it.

To solve this problem, make it so you can start to change the shape of the text itself, as if it were a normal layer, we’re going to rasterize it.

When rasterizing the layer, it’s basically making it equal to a shape you’re colored in, or a photo on another layer. You’ll be able to edit it as you wish.

Right click on the layer with the text in it, and go to Rasterize in the drop-down.

Now you can alter the text how you see fit!

If you want only to color inside of the shapes of each letter, then lock the transparency in the layers window.

Now you can use brushes and things haphazardly and never worry about coloring outside of the lines! Too bad we didn’t have this feature built in when we were learning how to color with crayons as toddlers.

Enjoy!

By Kirin Knapp

Kirin Knapp is a graphic designer for the iEntry Network, publishing company of FlashNewz. A flash animator and illustrator, she is the creator of her home site, Inkdu.com.

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