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Do you want to learn how to edit text in Photoshop?

Typography or text plays a crucial role in any design and photo editing project. Luckily, Photoshop’s Type Tool is super easy to use when looking to add text to your images.

With this tool, you can add, modify, and edit text with a breeze, and it can open up an abundance of creative possibilities for aspiring real estate photographers and graphic designers.

In this mini tutorial, we will guide you through the process of adding and editing text in Photoshop, which is easier than you might have imagined. 

But before we get started, let’s first explain what text editing is and why you may want to edit the text in your images.

What Is Text Editing in Photoshop?

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Text editing in Photoshop refers to the process of modifying and manipulating text that has been added to a text layer. This involves tasks such as inserting new text, making changes to existing text, and deleting undesired text. 

Additionally, the purpose of text editing is to allow users to modify the content of a text file or document. 

While text editors are often included as a basic component of editing software like Photoshop, their primary use has evolved beyond simple notetaking and document creation to include the creation and modification of complex code.

What Is the Importance of the Type Tool in Photoshop?

What Is the Importance of the Type Tool in Photoshop?

The Type Tool in Photoshop is essential for adding flair to all your creative projects. 

The Type Tool, located in the Tools Panel, comes in four different variations and allows users to create both horizontal and vertical text.

Note that whenever you create text in Photoshop, a new Type Layer will be added to your Layers Palette.

Whether you’re designing a property flyer, or custom poster, creating the perfect holiday card, or even crafting that must-have invitation – this versatile text feature gives you total control over font style, size, and more with just a few clicks.

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How to Edit Text in Photoshop

That said, let’s show you how to use the Type Tool to edit the text in Photoshop. You can either watch the video or continue reading the text below:

To get started, let’s say we want to add text on top of this image.

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Step 1. To add text, go to the Type Tool or press T on your keyboard. Then, click on your image and type your text. 

Step 2. Next, click the Checkmark in the Top Menu, and you can use it to change the size, font type, style, or color.

Step 3. Go to the Options Toolbar above and search for the Font Type you’d like to use. You can also set the Font Style as italic, bold, or regular. But be warned some font types don’t have these kinds of options.

Step 4. Now, with this option, you can set the Font Size by clicking or dragging on the Icon to increase or decrease the font. You can also set the Text Alignment to center, left, or right alignment.

Plus, you can click the Color Icon to change the Font Color and the Color Picker window will pop up. In this window, you can choose the next color you’d like for your text and then click OK.

Additional Text Settings

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Step 5. For more text options, click to open the Character and Paragraph Panel which contains additional text settings. We can also open this panel in the Window Menu.

This panel has the same options we saw in the character and paragraph bar and many more options like tracking, kerning, vertical scale, horizontal scale, and much more.

Step 6. Additionally, you can also change the Font Size of your text by using Transform. Simply click on your text and press Ctrl T on your keyboard.

You can drag and scale text non-destructively, and you can notice that when you scale your text up or down, the font size will also change.

Step 7. Lastly, to make your text more visible at the top of your image, you can Add a Shape under your text.

To do this, click on the Layer below your Text Layer and then click the Shape Tool or press U on your keyboard. Then create a shape underneath your text. You can also customize the color of the shape or lower the opacity.

And that’s it! You’ve now added text on top of your image in Photoshop!

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Stina Pettersson

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Stina is an entrepreneur, digital marketer, and professional blogger who's passionate about real estate photo editing, being outdoors with her pup, and sweaty gym sessions. She loves the written word and has been writing for publications like Forbes and Thrive Global. Originally from Sweden, she's called South Florida her home since 2013.

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