Using Photoshp CS5 Extended and Windows 7 Home Premium. I try to convert a text layer to a shape and I'm told it cannot, becasue I have a faux bold style. Thing is, I don't have it set to bold. I tried with Tahoma and Ariel. I tried it as none, sharp, crisp, strong, and smooth. I checked other messages here about faux type probs, but no help.
Sorry about it saying "Can" as the message title. I accidentally hit a key before I could finish, and there is no way for me to fix it.
Hello, I fixed the title.
The faux bold option is listed at the bottom of the character panel.
With the text tool active, double-click on the text layer thumbnail, then hit CTRL+T, this will pop up the character panel, the faux bold is the first button on the row of icons at the bottom of the panel.
You can also go to window >Character to open it, or click in the button on the option bar.
You are right. And I don't remember ever pushing that button. But it was turned on.
Almost 10 years later, you are a lifesaver! Thank you so much!
Could you please post a screenshot with the pertinent Panels visible?
In this case the Character Panel and with the whole text selected.
Thank you so much this had my head wrecked but im happy now 🙂
What do you do if you want to keep the text bold, but still convert it into a shape for printing purposes?
Hello, the "faux" options are a leftover of older versions, and are useful when a font does not have all the alternate body strengths...
I'm afraid that you'd need to remove the faux option and edit the vectors, or do a round trip to Illustrator that might be better suited to perform such trick... (and kudos for using the search option that gave you this older thread!)