Maintain formatting for text when pasting into PS?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by nfable, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. nfable macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2007
    Hi, I do layout in PS for brochures for a theatre company and every one I lay out has biographies of people in it who all have Book Credits or Play Credits and I would like to know how to paste text from a document the client sends me that has the correct italics and bold into PS... like a paste and match style; maybe I'm a retard but I could not solve this... not the end of the world; but I have to pour over hundreds of words and visually match the text which opens the door for errors on my end and slows down the finalising layout.

    Any tips?
  2. Rt&Dzine, Aug 30, 2009
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2011

    Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a


    Oct 8, 2008
    It would be a lot easier to use a layout program like InDesign or Quark.
  3. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    photoshop doesn't do copy and paste with styles as far as I know.

    You can set the styles in the character and paragraph (I think its called that) panels.

    I agree with Rt&Dzinee about indesign/quark being better suited to this part of the process
  4. theNIC macrumors member

    Apr 8, 2009
    Just go to Layer > Smart Objects > Convert to Smart Object or something like that and it will maintain its style.
  5. jrahn macrumors newbie

    May 27, 2009
    Indesign is the correct application to be using, quark as well... if you are into that sort of thing. Photoshop is alright for doing text manipulation in a pinch, even illustrator is better than photoshop for text. All the output files should be from a layout program though, you'll want to properly preflight everything and your printer will thank you later.
  6. bntz313 macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2007

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