Before converting a type layer, it's a good idea to duplicate the layer. That way, if you are not satisfied with the results, you can easily start from scratch with the original type layer. After the duplicate layer is created, you can convert it into a shape layer, using the Layer menu. After the layer is converted, make sure the original layer is hidden. Using the Levels dialog box, you can increase or decrease the midtones and shadows levels, as shown in Figure 17, to create different effects in the screened back type.
Whenever you select a shape layer, a path surrounds the shape.
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