How to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop
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Adding hyperlinks in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator isn’t as simple as selecting text or right clicking an image and finding the option easily available. That doesn’t mean there aren’t work arounds available in both programs to add links to text, images, and objects.

How to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Photoshop

The easiest option for adding links to Photoshop is to use the Slice feature. The catch here is that you will have to save and share your document as an HTML file.

  1. After you’ve inserted the image or text you want to add a hyperlink to, in Photoshop select the Slice tool, which you’ll find by clicking the Crop tool in the tools menu and holding down until you see the list with the knife icon (keyboard shortcut C.) How to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop Slice Tool
  2. Right-click your newly inserted slice and click Edit slice optionsHow to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop Edit Slice Options
  3. In the dialog box that opens, insert your link in the URL field and click ok. If you want the link to open in a new window, select “_blank” from the dropdown menu for Target. Click OKHow to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop Slice Options
  4. Once you’re ready to save your file, click File > Export > Save for Web (Legacy)
  5. In the dialog box that opens, the only thing you need to select is the Preset. You can select any of the JPG or PNG options and click SaveHow to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop Save for Web
  6. In the dialog box that opens, type in your file name and click the File Format dropdown and select HTML and Images. Click SaveHow to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop Save HTML e1535897524574

How to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Illustrator

It’s a little simpler to add a link to an image in Illustrator, but there’s also a catch: you’ll have to save the file as a PDF.

  1. Select the Text tool (keyboard shortcut T) and insert your link on top of the image or object you want to add the link to. Make sure when you insert the link to insert http://.
  2. You’re going to need to find a way to hide the text of the link. You can place it behind the object by right-clicking and selecting Arrange > Send to Back. You can also change the color to the same color as your background or the object you’re linking if it’s a solid color.  How to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop Illustrator Send to Back
  3. Click File > Save as.
  4. In the dialog box that opens up, enter your file name and for the format select PDFHow to Add Hyperlinks in Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop Illustrator Save PDF e1535896906628

This method doesn’t work with text boxes. If you want to add a link to text, you can follow the steps above, but you’ll have to convert your text to outlines first. To do this, right-click the text box and select Create Outlines. But be warned, once you’ve done this, you can’t edit the text.

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