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In this movie, I'll show you how to create and edit text inside Photoshop. Now, what we're seeing is our starter document over here on the left hand side and the final version of the magazine cover that will be creating over the course of this and the next chapter. But we'll get 90% the way ther einside this chapter. Now when you first open this document over here on the left you may end up getting this warning that tells you that you need to update your text layers. If so, just go ahead and click on the update button. In order to update that text. And that's just a function of the fact that the text engines are a little different on the Mac and the PC, and they change from one version of the program to the next.
Also note, that I'm using a couple of fonts, Myriad and Minion, that are included along with the Creative Suite. You should have those fonts. However, if you don't, you'll just need to work with different fonts that are installed on your system. Alright, I don't need to see both of these documents at the same time. So, with Base layers.psd selected, I'll go up to the Window menu, choose Arrange, and then choose Consolidate All, so I'm seeing just that one document. And I've got a series of guidelines set up inside of this document. If you're not seeing them, as I'm not, then press Ctrl+semicolon, or Cmd+semicolon on the Mac.
In order to make them visible. And then I'll go ahead, and zoom in on the model's shoulder here, and I'm going to click on the Fashion Formulas layer in order to make it active, and that'll go ahead, and lift those formatting attributes for the text layer that we're about to create. Now you create a text layer using the type tool, which is located right here. You can also get to it, by the way, by pressing the T key. And notice that Photoshop has indeed gone ahead and lifted all the attributes, associated with the active text layer and you can see that up here in the options bar.
So we've got myriad pro, semi-bold, a type size of 76 points, the type is white as well. I'm going to click inside of my image, in order to set a blinking insertion marker that's associated with a little anchor point right there. That square point. And that shows you that you're creating point text. That is, free form text that doesn't wrap automatically inside the image. And now I'm going to type 365. And it ends up appearing to the right of that anchor point right there and that's because the text that was formerly selected fashion formulas down here, is aligned right and you can change that setting up here in the Options bar.
So notice right now right align text icon is active. Go ahead and witch it to the left align text instead. You also have keyboard shortcuts for these various alignment options and they are the following. If you press Ctrl+Shift+C you'll center the text on that anchor point as you can see. And that's Cmd+Shift+C on a mac. If you press Ctrl+Shift+R or Cmd+Shift+R on a Mac. Then you'll align the type to the right. And if you press Ctrl+Shift+L or Cmd shift l on the Mac, then you'll align the text to the left which is what we want.
Now you can accept your modifications by clicking on any tool. And notice here that we've created a new text layer. Right now it's just called layer one. But as soon as I switch to let's say the rectangular marquee tool by clicking on it in the tool box, then not only do I accept my text layer. But Photoshop goes ahead and automatically names it 365. And it continues to update the name every time you make modifications. All right, so, that's one way to work. Let's say now, you want to modify your text. You can switch back to the text tool manually.
And then select the text, if you want to. Or you can go ahead and double-click on this T icon here inside the Layers panel. And that will do two things. It will not only go ahead and select all of the text associated with this layer, but it'll automatically switch you to the time tool as well. So let's say I decide to change that number to something random here. And I now want to accept my modifications. Well, you can do that by pressing the Enter key on the numerical keypad. So that's that Enter key in the far bottom-right corner of a standard keyboard.
And that will not only accept your modifications, but it'll switch you to the last tool that you had selected, in my case, a rectangular marquee. Problem is, what if you don't have a numerical keypad? What if you've got a smaller keyboard, or you're working on a laptop? Well, I'll go ahead and press the T key to switch back to the type tool, and I'll click inside of my text to set the blinking insertion marker right there. If you pressed the standard Enter key, or the Return key on the mac, then you're going to create a character return as we see here. So, that'll knock the text down to the next line. So I'll go ahead and press the Backspace key, or the Delete key on the Mac, in order to get rid of that return.
Things become even more problematic if all of your text is selected. So I just went ahead and double clicked inside of my text, which selects the entire word, in this case this string of numbers. If you press the Enter key or the Return key now, then you're going to wipe out all of your text. Fortunately, you have one level of undo, while you're editing your text, so you can press Ctrl+Z or Cmd+Z on a Mac in order to undo that change. I'm going to enter a totally different string of numbers here. Don't think that what you can do is press the Esc key, as you can in other Creative Suite programs, such as Illustrator, for example, because if you press Esc, then you're not only going to exit the text entry mode.
But you'll also abandon all of your changes, which to me makes a lot of sense but its just something to bear in mind. I'm going to go ahead and double click on the T thumbnail here inside the layers panel, in order to switch back to the text entry mode. Notice this time because the type tool remains selected, after I press the Escape key, I just get a blinking insertion marker at the beginning of my text as opposed to selecting everything. So, i'll go ahead and double click inside of the text to select it. And I'm going to change it back to 365 because after all, that's what I want. The alternative to pressing the Enter key on the numerical keyboard, is to press Ctrl+Enter, here on the PC, or Cmd+Return on the Mac.
Those of you who are using MacBook Pros, you can also press Function+Return if you like. So either Cmd+Return, or Function+Return will work for you. And those are the basics of creating and editing text here inside Photoshop.
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