A picture may be worth a thousand words, but text is still the dominant form of communication.
What if you could combine both images and text? Content such as infographics has proved hugely successful on the internet.
The good news is that adding text to your images is fairly simple to do as long as you have the right software.
Read on to learn how to add text in Photoshop with these useful tips.
Using the Text Tool
The key to adding text in Photoshop is the Text tool. It’s easy to spot: it’s the one that looks like a capital T.
Once you’ve got the Text tool selected, you can click anywhere on your image to start typing. Don’t worry if the text doesn’t look anything like you want to start with, as you can change that once you’ve got your text in place.
When you’ve typed out all the text you want, highlight it all and you can start to make changes. In the menu at the top, you’ll find a large choice of fonts, the font size, and your text alignment options. You can tweak these to your heart’s content, as well as changing the font color.
Remember you don’t need to reinvent the wheel. You may find someone has already created exactly what you’re trying to produce. For example, if you’re trying to create a paystub, you can always just use a friendly pay stub creator.
Tweaking Text Properties
You’ve got your text in the right font and the right size, but it may still not look exactly how you want it to.
There are more tweaks you can make, however. Click on the Text Adjustments icon in the menu bar and you can make a number of changes. You can adjust the height and width of each letter to make things fit just how you want them and even change the spacing between letters.
Play around with these tools and watch how they affect your text.
Once you’ve got the text looking spot on, you can start to transform it.
Click on Edit and then select Transform. You now have several different options to choose from. You might want to rotate your text at an angle, or even make it curve around part of your image.
Take a browse through the Transform options and see what wonderful effects you can produce.
After all your efforts, you may decide don’t want the text at all.
Removing text is simple. With the Text tool selected, click on the text you want to remove. Once the cursor appears, highlight all the text you want to remove and hit delete or backspace.
Your text has now be deleted.
Now You Know How to Add Text in Photoshop
Now that you know how to add text in Photoshop, all that’s left is for you to give it a try. The only limit is your imagination.
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