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Photoshop CC – How to Create and Manage Text [Complete Tutorial]

November 1, 2019

Hello people welcome here! Let’s see how to create and manage text withPhotoshop CC!Leave us a comment in case you notice mistakes in our English.To add simple text, you just need to activate the Type Tool, recognizable through a big T icon, and then clicking and dragging to create a text box. This is used to save space for the text, and its defined through black dashed contours. Then you can type in using your keyboard. Mind that, if the text content overcomes the box just created, it won’t show up fully. Make sure that the text box is large enough. To set its size, simply drag the white squares. The text box can be used to manage text. If you hold CTRL down, the box contour won’t be dashed anymore. While in this mode, you can click and drag to move the text box. The text content will follow the text box where it is placed. If you drag the squares, you will scale the text box and its content as well. Approach the squares externally to rotate. You can fully manage the text inside in two ways. You can use the the Option Tool on top, useful for fast editings, or the Characters window, that you can open going to Window and then to Characters. Make sure to have your text selected to apply the settings you want. This is used to have the full list of options for the text: font, size, leading, tracking, custom width and height for each letter put. Through Color you can choose a different color for the text, customizable through the Option Tool as well, using the colored rectangle. Use the buttons below to make the text bold, italic, upper or undercase or underlined. You can even choose the boldness level. When you are finally done with your text, simply apply using the button on the extreme right. Use the left one to undo the text creation and delete all. Pieces of text are treated as visible layers just like a normal image. They are recognized through a T icon, and a part of the text content as a layer name. But this can be managed exactly like a normal layer. So you can hide or lock it, or you can overlap it with an Adjustment Layer, if you want to put some effects on it.To know more about Adjustment Layers, watch the related video in this show.So you can delete text using the bin button below. You can add fast effects right-clicking on the Text Layer and going to Blending Options to add glows, shadows, any stroke or gradient. So each text box is indeed an own Text Layer. You can come back editing text inside clicking on it when the pointer becomes a sort of I without any dotted contour. If this is present, you will create a new text box instead. In case you have large text content, containing several paragraphs or columns you can set the arrangement through the Paragraph window, that you can open through the Window section. This is used to set the text line distribution, the beginning of the new lines, and any indent. There are other different Type Tools in Photoshop. The Horizontal Type Tool is the classic one just seen. The Vertical Type Tool works just the same, but the text spreads from up to down. You can set this orientation anytime going to Type above and then to Orientation. Different are the Type Mask Tools. These do not add any text or text layer. These are used to create a selection area with the shape of the typed text. Simply define the text box and then type in. The area not selected will be covered with a low opacity red color. So that, if you are going to add an Adjustment Layer or any effect, this will be applied just where the letters are, and not on the whole selected layer. Of course you have both the Horizontal Type Tool and the Vertical one. There are some effects that can be added to text only. If you go to Type section above and then to Warp Text… You can change the text according to a chosen shape. Try it out! You can edit text even more into deep. With a text layer selected, go to Type section and then to Convert to Shape. Through this you will convert into a shape path your text. At this point you can edit this text with the Type Tools no more. This is a shape path, that can be edited using the Pen Tool. In fact, all the points you see are fixed anchors, modifiable as you wish. If you want to have the shape path without losing the text, simply click on Create Work Path instead. You can play even more with the shape paths. Let’s suppose to create a generic path using the Pen Tool. Activate the Type Tool and hover one of the anchors, until the pointer becomes an I with a dotted curved line on it. If you click, you will start typing following the shape path contour. Then, when you are going to save or print your artwork, the path won’t be visible, so just the text as it is. There is a link between the text and the path, so, if you edit the path in any way, the text will follow the new shape.This is all! Check our show about Adobe Photoshop CC!Thanks for watching!


  • Reply Claw Craziness November 3, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Like these video tutorials 🙂

  • Reply Homage Cat December 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    thank god for this im doing channel art for nova fire gaming and couldnt figure out how to change the text size

  • Reply Benjamin Sides February 18, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Good Tutorial.

  • Reply wey su February 28, 2014 at 1:38 pm


  • Reply munna gayaz March 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    nice tutorials

  • Reply GrandDeluxe Gaming April 13, 2014 at 1:39 am

    how do u edit the text if u already saved your text and your project?

  • Reply Chris Webb April 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Great Video! Thanks for making it.

  • Reply Perez Prada May 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    A very good tutorial by a very attractive and talented young lady.

  • Reply qkz May 22, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    nice accent girl

  • Reply Miha Rakovec May 28, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Hi I watched some of you're videos and you are really good so I would like to ask if you could do me a favor with some photo for my project because I am not reall a pro at this.

  • Reply Dave Williams July 18, 2014 at 4:38 am

    Thank you 

  • Reply Samer Al-Huthail July 24, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    my photoshop cc 2014 : there things not active
    1) Mini Bridge not apeare in file menu
    2) the 3D menu i can't use it , its apeare but all the cammands not active

    i print screen my photoshop

    i am using macbook os x 10.9.4

    i hope u anwser me …

  • Reply xsofevil August 1, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Bai corambo !

  • Reply mike fingo August 4, 2014 at 1:49 am

    when ever i put in text it shows up as lines

  • Reply Jube August 12, 2014 at 8:13 am


  • Reply Riddho August 27, 2014 at 8:37 am

    No cursor 

  • Reply Vladymir Valentin September 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks for the Video

  • Reply Krispy MCMuffin November 28, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    omg this fricking mexican

  • Reply shirin kashkooli December 6, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Thank you 
    btw your accent is cute:)

  • Reply Klipz January 19, 2015 at 1:26 am


  • Reply Line carignan February 18, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I write a text but my cursor does not move nor I see the text. Why

  • Reply Erica Knapp May 8, 2015 at 4:51 am

    at 6:03 the sentence shou be: "To edit text more in depth"
    instead of: "To edit text more into deep"

  • Reply ReddLotus May 14, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    ok so i took a pic off some papers online and wanted to edit the text on the papers to prank my friend is this possible or will i have to cover over the text by coloring it in and putting new text?????

  • Reply LEGITSTRATEGIES June 9, 2015 at 4:53 am

    ok i've tried everything and i still cannot see the text in any layers or anything else. i need someone to walk me through this problem. and not just show me.

  • Reply Gigel Frone July 11, 2015 at 11:16 am

    Change THAT ACCENT if you whant do REAL VLOGGING!!!!!!!!
    (Seriously, it's embarrassing)

  • Reply azadjamali1 August 8, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    so nice such info the video thanks

  • Reply Richard Auber August 27, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Thank you for these videos. I really enjoy your accent too. It makes me smile while I am learning.

  • Reply bumble .bzz October 2, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    very good lecture

  • Reply Burton Rager October 7, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Wonderful video, thanks!

  • Reply Husain Alhadad October 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    nice video

  • Reply Jessy Walz October 15, 2015 at 5:12 am

    how did you get the colorful box, how do you do mixed color in the text?

  • Reply Lady Bird October 20, 2015 at 8:08 pm

    Thank you, this is so easy now for me unlike previous tutorials. Keep up the good work and you English is good too

  • Reply Noel Williams November 29, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Great tutorial! I am Jamaican and it was easy to follow your instructions.

  • Reply iSlocoPanda February 21, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    it turns grey

  • Reply Ramon Tompkins March 4, 2016 at 4:59 am

    thank you but you should get to the point

  • Reply Swim4haru March 12, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Why can't I see the text??

  • Reply M R March 25, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you… I found out how to do exactly what I wanted …the instructions are clear

  • Reply Feile Case June 2, 2016 at 10:23 am

    YOU ROCK! You've helped me 3 times now when I needed it in a pinch. <3 to you & your loved ones.

  • Reply Etherealbear June 21, 2016 at 1:59 am

    how to add colour to the textbox? i mean not the words, but the 'box'

  • Reply DONGER - Fortnite July 22, 2016 at 6:35 am

    my text is really small

  • Reply Flashiga Luffaren August 11, 2016 at 12:18 pm


  • Reply Paul Swann February 28, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Thank you and your English is good.

  • Reply J. Vance Absher March 7, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    Why would anyone do a tutorial in a language they obviously don't speak?

  • Reply Deepak Salunke April 23, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    sir when we do id card automatically some students name was small and some students name was very long so please told me sir how can we manage this automatic. please tell me sir

  • Reply Werner Mischler June 16, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Thank you very much

  • Reply PRASANNA PEIRIS July 4, 2017 at 7:19 am


  • Reply queenmlv1 July 17, 2017 at 1:49 am

    Thank you so much for the great explanation. The only English mistake I heard was that there is "uppercase" and "undercase" (at 2:34). The opposite of upper is lower. The opposition of under is over. So it should be "uppercase" and "lowercase". Great job on the explanation, the video, and your English.

  • Reply Cecilia July 24, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    "Tha textu boax", gets me everytime xD

  • Reply Gaming Limited October 15, 2017 at 11:54 am

    vait vatt?

  • Reply Austen Summers January 5, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    [In Thick Russian Accent]: If you don't this tutorial correctly, you get sent to labor camp in Siberia!

  • Reply wasiqul islam September 26, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Thank you alot. I am working on just a pet project. Have 0 knowledge about photoshop. your tutorial helped out a lot.

  • Reply tris09 November 14, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    i justet wanted to know how i can reselect a text

  • Reply كشف للمعلوميات February 2, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Excellent lesson thank you

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