Editing Text in Photoshop Elements 10 - dummies

By Barbara Obermeier, Ted Padova

You can apply type settings either before or after you enter your text in Photoshop Elements 10. To correct typos, add and delete type, or change any of the type options, 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. Do one of the following:

    • To 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.

    • To 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 Macintosh).

    • To 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 of the types of text — point, paragraph, and path.

  4. When you’re done editing your text, click the Commit button.

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 (Command on the Macintosh) 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 will enable 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.