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I've cut and pasted vector art from Illustrator to PhotoShop and chose "smart object" when I pasted it.

Is there a way to convert the smart object to a shape layer now so I can edit the very simple art directly in PhotoShop?

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You can not convert a Smart Object to a Shape Layer.

The best option is to double-click the Smart Object and then copy it, jump back to Photoshop and paste it as a shape layer. Then delete the Smart Object if desired.

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How does one paste it as a shape layer? Is it possible if it's a vector? –  Clarus Dignus 2 days ago

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