Repositioning text while in the Type tool


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Repositioning text while in the Type tool

I get this next question a lot. It's how do you reposition a type layer when you are in the middle of editing text. So, let's get this setup. I going to press T for the Type tool and I'll just click and start typing some 'This is some new text' and then you realize you want to reposition this as you are still typing. Okay, but the problem is most people instinctively remember that you can press letters on your keyboard to switch from tool to tool but you are in Text Edit mode, of course, that's going to enter a new text right. If I press the V to switch to the Move tool, well that just added a V to my text layer there, so I'm going to delete that.

All you need to do is just notice that your cursor, when it's not over the actual text, looks like the Move tool, which means just what it implies. You can actually reposition your text even though you are still in the Text tool. So kind of one of those things that seems obvious after you have seen it but you do...

Repositioning text while in the Type tool
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Repositioning text while in the Type tool provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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