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How to add or edit text in Photoshop

How to add or edit text in Photoshop

You don’t have to use the full range of Photoshop features to create or edit your images. One of the simplest tasks is to add or edit text to images in Photoshop. Here’s how to do it.

Add text in Photoshop

On the left side of the Photoshop window is the toolbar, with a horizontal list of features and tools you can use to manipulate your image.

To add text, click the T icon or press T on the keyboard. This will select the default horizontal typewriter tool by default.

Click the T icon.

Click the arrow in the lower-right corner of the T icon to change the text editing tool. This opens a flyout with other options, including vertical text and text masks.

Select an option to switch to.

Click the arrow in the lower right corner of the T icon.

Now select the area of ​​the image canvas in which you want to place the text. Click in the area to place a text box there.

Click the area of ​​the canvas where you want to place the text box.

Edit text in Photoshop

Newer versions of Photoshop insert «Lorem Ipsum» as a substitute text in your text box. This allows you to see the current color and font. If you are satisfied with it, delete the sample text and write what you want to insert.

If you want to change the format, click the inserted text box.

Click in the text box to edit the format.

The options bar at the top changes and displays formatting options.

Photoshop text options bar.

To switch from horizontal to vertical text, select the text box, and then click the T icon with the horizontal and vertical arrows.

Click the T icon with the horizontal and vertical arrows.

Select a new font or text accent from one of the drop-down menus.

Select an emphasis option from the drop-down menu.

On the right, click the arrow next to the small and large T icon to select a new text size from the drop-down menu.

Click the arrow next to the double A icon to open the drop-down menu and change how sharp or smooth the text is.

Click the arrow next to the large and small T icon to change the size of the text, and click the arrow next to the double-A icon to change how sharp or smooth the text should be.

You can also select the alignment and color of text in icons and menus on the left side of text smoothing options.

If you want to «distort» the text into a different shape, click the T with the semicircle below it at the far right of the options bar.

Select a text alignment option, a color, and / or a warp option.

From the «Warp Text» menu, select the style and fold that you want the text to have, then click «OK.»

Select the style and fold, then click "OK."

Delete text in Photoshop

If you want to delete text in Photoshop, select only the text box until the blinking cursor appears below the text layer. Then tap Backspace to delete the text.

A text box with the selected substitute text in Photoshop.

To completely remove the text box, you need to access the «Layers» panel, which is usually found in the menus on the right. However, if you don’t see the «Layers» panel, click Window> Layers or press F7.

Click "Window" and then select "Layers."

Photoshop layers are the different parts of your image canvas. The text, shapes and other layers remain separate, but are stacked on top of each other. This allows you to change an aspect of your image while leaving the other elements.

A layer of text will have a T icon and will generally be given the same name as the text it contains.

If you want to hide a layer of text while editing other parts of an image, click the Eyes icon next to the text layer in the Layers panel.

Click the Eyes icon next to a layer to hide it.

To completely remove a layer from your canvas, right-click the «Layers» panel and then select «Remove Layer».

Click "Delete Layer".

If you accidentally delete a layer or delete the wrong one, just press Ctrl + Z (Cmd + Z on a Mac) to restore it. You can also click Edit> Cancel to restore a deleted layer.