How to Edit Text in Photoshop? Step-by-Step Guide

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Text added to an image becomes a new Layer in the Layers panel and should be considered placeholder text, which can later be edited or replaced as desired.

Change the appearance of your text by editing its Properties settings. To do this, select your text layer and use the Type tool from the tools panel to make changes.

Change the Font

Photoshop makes text editing straightforward by using text layers within images, the same technique used when adding new text in the first place, which provides one of the most effective methods of making changes to existing text.

To change the font of a text layer, choose the Type Tool (T icon) and click on your text. Pressing Command/Control + A will highlight it and take you directly into the upper settings bar with options to edit your text. In here you can select different fonts which will then update automatically within your image.

Text can also be edited after having already been added to an image, by selecting it and going into the Character panel to use options like font, color, alignment and size to change its look or create a more uniform aesthetic throughout an entire image.

Not only can the Character panel make font and style changes, it can also create special effects such as rounded or outlining text. Outlining text can be especially helpful if you need to clearly distinguish it from its surroundings; or it could simply add an interesting flair.

Text size can also be altered in Photoshop by selecting it and using the Character panel’s text size options to change it. To increase or decrease text size, just drag on either side of the transform box which surrounds it.

If you need to alter multiple text layers at once, selecting all of them and making changes simultaneously is often faster. On a PC or Mac, press Ctrl+A or Command+A. In case any error arises or unwanted changes were made accidentally, Ctrl+Z (on either) allows undo of those changes easily.

Change the Color

Photoshop makes changing the color of text easy. Simply select your text layer, choose the Type tool from the Tools panel or press T on your keyboard shortcut keypad, or open up Character panel and click font dropdown box – these tools provide access to font, size, color options as well as warping capabilities that enable text to conform to various shapes like an arc or wave.

Add gradients to your text for an eye-catching shadow effect, or experiment with various color choices for text to see which have the greatest visual impact.

Another effective method of editing text in Photoshop files is copy-pasting from another location – be it another PSD file, Word document, PDF document etc – into your canvas document. Once copied you can use the Move tool (Mac: Command + X) or press ESC to move or cancel any changes you’ve made.

Once you’ve moved text, it can be rotated in any direction by hovering outside the corners of the transform box and clicking. Resizing can also be accomplished using selectable text and using Transform panel options to alter its dimensions.

If you want to underline certain text, the Character panel offers an Underline option that makes this easier than ever. This feature is especially helpful when working with large amounts of text that would otherwise be challenging for readers to absorb.

Once your text is complete, rasterizing it to convert it to pixels is an effective way of applying image adjustments that wouldn’t normally work on text and also prevents you from editing or changing its formatting in any way.

To rasterize text, select it and either use the menu bar option Rasterize or press R. Next, click OK to make text pixels visible on your image; if the results don’t meet with your approval, unrasterizing can always be reversed and another attempt made.

Change the Alignment

When aligning text, the first thing to keep in mind is whether or not your text is on a type layer. If not, use the Type Tool or press T and convert to one if necessary. When your text is on one of these types layers, select it then click anywhere on canvas or layer to move insertion point – this way repositioning won’t have to happen letter by letter!

Use the Alignment buttons in the options bar to align text correctly. These buttons allow you to center it vertically, horizontally and diagonally; use them also to align vertical or horizontal centers, as well as align left/right edges of text against an object.

Layer Styles panel offers another solution, where you can apply different styles to your text, such as outlines, strokes and opacity levels. If you wish to change their colors simply click on fill type text within this panel and use Color Picker that appears for selecting them.

If you want to change the font that your text uses, simply select it in the layers panel and click on the font button in the options bar. Here you’ll be able to view various fonts with their specific colors so that it will be easy for you to select which font suits your purposes best.

Make your text even more eye-catching by taking advantage of Photoshop’s Blend Modes. Blend modes combine photos with certain colors for an eye-catching, unique effect in text – whether that be softening the appearance or intensifying its drama! Try one or more of Photoshop’s available blend modes!

If there is text in your image that needs replacing with new text quickly and efficiently, Photoshop provides the perfect way to do so quickly and efficiently. Simply remove any old text before adding new ones – an effective way of getting rid of a logo, brand name or any other unwanted text in an image.

Change the Size

Photoshop stores text as its own layer. Although text itself doesn’t exist as pixels but instead vector data that’s stored as alpha channel information in this way. This allows for text size changes without losing clarity or sharpness.

Once a text layer has been selected, its cursor changes into a two-sided arrow; you can use its edges to resize it by dragging. Selecting and using mouse buttons to move text around the canvas are also options for moving or rotating/flipping it around the canvas. Text can also be rotated/flipped but this requires first selecting its layer first.

Applying various settings to text includes font, color, alignment and size adjustments. To access these controls, choose Window > Character panel from your menu bar. Here, all elements used to edit text as well as important things like size, font family and style can be managed.

Use the drop-down menu at the top of the Character panel to choose a font size for your text. Since 72 points is the default setting, experiment with various font sizes until one fits well for you and your needs.

Within the Character panel, paragraph styles that apply to multiple lines of text can be created and managed quickly and efficiently. Simply select and apply when editing text will save time – or create or adjust existing styles by going into Layer > Paragraph Styles.

Paragraph text only remains visible within its own text box, so too long lines could become invisible outside its boundaries if too much text remains within. To fix this problem use the paragraph tool and resize text according to fit.

Double-clicking the layer will bring up the Layer Style dialog, where you can change “Stroke” to “Outside” and specify a fill color so your text appears with an outline when selected.