Can I edit the text in Shutterstock's vector files?

Due to the complexity of bundling fonts with vector files, the text you may see in vectors is a flattened element, meaning it's been converted to a shape and is not editable as text.

To add editable text:

  • open the file in Adobe Illustrator
  • select the existing text element
  • delete the text element
  • add text using your own collection of fonts

Once the design is finalized, whether it's a PDF or print project, we recommend converting your text to outlines to ensure the appearance remains true to what you designed. This can be done by selecting the text and then selecting "Create Outlines" in the Type menu.

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