So, I've got this huge PSD file and I need to convert it to PDF. What I do is: File > Automate > PDF Presentation. I do that all the time and I've never had a problem with it but this time things were different. Part of the text I was using had to follow a circle, so it had a curvature that I created by using the typo tool on a circle path. And on Photoshop it looks good but when I convert to PDF this is what I get:

enter image description here I have no idea how to fix this! I tried to rasterize all layers with typography but didn't work.

Do you guys have any idea how to keep the text curvature untouched after the PDF convertion?

  • You get the same problem even if you rasterize the type?? Could you share a screenshot of how it looks in PS?
    – Cai
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 8:05
  • This is how it looks on Photoshop: puu.sh/pSorO/52d4fe8d8f.jpg And yeah, same problem after rasterize the type. It only worked after I merge all layers together! No idea why, tho. Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 16:16
  • Just out of curiosity why do you not use Illustrator for stuff like this?
    – joojaa
    Commented Aug 5, 2016 at 10:07
  • @joojaa, because I don't know Illustrator at all. :c Commented Sep 2, 2016 at 4:27
  • Yes but you can not learn if you never consider change. This one of the situations where illustrator is clearly better and this is a simple case.
    – joojaa
    Commented Sep 2, 2016 at 4:39

2 Answers 2


I would try to flatten all the layers and save out that way. Obviously make a copy or try not to save over your PSD. Or "merge to new layer" and try exporting that way.

  • I tried what you said and it worked! Thank you so much! Now I'm curious: why that weird thing happened before flattering all layers? Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 15:04
  • I'm so glad it worked. Cheers!
    – ErickP
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 18:28
  • @LucianoInfanti don't forget to mark the answer as valid if it solves your question
    – Luciano
    Commented Aug 5, 2016 at 12:02

Maybe a little bit late, But to document it I have the same problem (7 years later).

Instead of Flattening my PSD files, I exported it first to PNG and then merged it as PDF.

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