How to Check Your Spelling in Photoshop CS6 - dummies

How to Check Your Spelling in Photoshop CS6

By Barbara Obermeier

Photoshop CS6 can check your spelling by using an internal dictionary that you can update with words of your own. Even though you’re not likely to enter huge amounts of text in Photoshop, that’s no excuse for misspelling the words that you do include.

Indeed, because it’s so difficult to change text after you’ve rasterized a text layer, the spell checker can save you a great deal of work. Follow these steps to use it:

  1. Open a saved image containing type layers.

  2. Make sure that you’ve specified the correct language in the Character panel’s Character Set menu.

  3. Select the text that you want to check or select a type layer, in the Layers panel, to check all the text on that layer.

  4. Choose Edit→Check Spelling.

  5. When Photoshop identifies a possible error in the Not in Dictionary box, click Change to substitute the recommended correction for the word that’s spelled incorrectly.

    Or you can choose from one of these options:

    • Ignore: Leaves the word alone and continues to check the rest of the text.

    • Ignore All: Ignores all instances of the word for the rest of the spell-check session.

    • Suggestions: Select a different word from the Suggestions text box or type in the correct spelling yourself.

    • Change All: Corrects all occurrences of the misspelled word.

    • Add: Adds the unfamiliar word to Photoshop’s dictionary.

    Deselect the Check All Layers option to check only the currently selected layer.

  6. Click Done when you finish.

    The Check Spelling dialog box closes.