Use Text Tool in Photoshop CS6
Edited by Freya, Crystal, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how you can use the text tool in Photoshop CS6 in Windows 7.
To begin, we should have Photoshop open, and either create a new document or open an existing document. We've shown how to do that in other videos. We can see we've got one layer here, indicated on the right-hand side.
We also have our document tab at the top left-hand corner. We can select different layers. We would recommend to leave the layer in the background, then when we select the text tool, it will add a new layer automatically.
Click the capital "T" in the column on the left-hand side.
We click where we want the text to be, and we will see a new layer on the right-hand side.
We type what we'd like, and then we can go through and start to edit.
To change the font, first highlight it.
Go up to the top left-hand corner and click the arrow to open the fonts.
Click on the wanted font. The fonts are in alphabetical order with a sample on the right.
Depending on which font we choose, we might also have the option to have regular, italic, bold or bold italic. That can make quite a difference with really nice effects. Some of them don't have that option.
We can change the size, 72 being the biggest.
We can also type a size if we want to go for something a bit bigger.
We can select if we want it to be sharp, crisp, strong or smooth, which might make a slight difference depending on the font we're using.
We can then change the alignment, just like we would in Microsoft Word.
We can click the block of color to change the color.
Change the color and click "OK". We use the color picker like we normally would on Photoshop. Because it's highlighted, it changes automatically.
We also have the option to curve the text if we click the icon next to the color.
We select which option we'd like then click "OK". We'll go through this in more detail in another video.
When we're done that, we can click the text and continue typing if we'd like to.
We can then click the check mark on the right-hand side to add those changes.
Alternatively, press the circle with a line through it to get rid of what we've just done.
Once we press the check mark it's been added to the canvas and we've got the text layer with the title being whatever we typed.
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