How to Import Word Documents to Photoshop

By Dan Howard

Adobe's Photoshop, a popular image editing application, includes support for a wide range of file types. If you want to import and edit a Microsoft Word document in Photoshop, you can take advantage of Word's export to Adobe PDF option. Once you've exported your Word document as a PDF you can readily open the document in Photoshop, since the Photoshop application provides seamless importation of documents in PDF format.

Step 1

Run Microsoft Word 2010 and open the document that you want to export to Adobe Photoshop.

Step 2

Click the "File" tab, then click "Save As" to open the save file dialog window.

Step 3

Select "PDF (*.pdf)" from the "Save as type" drop-down list.

Step 4

Click "Save" to save your Word document as an Adobe PDF document.

Step 5

Run the Adobe Photoshop application.

Step 6

Click "File" in the menu bar and then click "Open" in the ensuing menu.

Step 7

Navigate to the folder that contains your new PDF file, then click the PDF and click the "Open" button. An "Import PDF" dialog box will appear.

Step 8

Hold the SHIFT key and click each page in your document that you want to import into the Photoshop application.

Step 9

Click "OK" to import the selection into the Photoshop application.