How to Import Word Documents to Photoshop

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.

Both Photoshop and Word support the Adobe 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.

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