How to Edit Text in Photoshop Elements

To correct typos, add and delete type, or change any of the type options in Adobe Photoshop Elements, you can use the Type tool. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Select the Type tool from the Tools panel.

  2. Select your desired type layer on the Layers panel or click within the text to automatically select the type layer.

  3. Make any changes to your text:

    • Change the font family, size, color, or other type option. If you want to change all the text, simply select that type layer on the Layers panel. To select only portions of the text, highlight the text by dragging across it with the I-beam of the Type tool. Then select your changes in the Tool Options.

    • Delete text. Highlight the text by dragging across it with the I-beam of the Type tool. Then press the Backspace key (Delete on the Mac).

    • Add text. Make an insertion point by clicking your I-beam within the line of text. Then type your new text.

    Note that these editing steps apply to all types of text — point, paragraph, and path.

  4. When you’re done editing your text, click the Commit check-mark icon.

You may also occasionally need to transform your text. To do so, make sure that the type layer is selected on the Layers panel. Then choose Image→Transform→Free Transform. Grab a handle on the bounding box and drag to rotate or scale. Press Ctrl (Cmd on the Mac) and drag a handle to distort.

When you’re done, double-click inside the bounding box to commit the transformation.

For path type, applying the transformation command enables you to change the shape of your path but not the actual type itself. When you double-click the bounding box, the type will then rewrap along the transformed path.

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