How to Select Text on a Type Layer in Photoshop CS4


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Selecting text on a type layer

Sometimes selecting the text in a layer to edit it or act on it can be a little frustrating. So let me give you a few tips there on how to make that task easier. So I'm going to press T, for the Text tool here and I'm going to try to click into a particular text layer. Now, if you take a look at the Layers panel, these actually are two different text layers. The blue text is one layer and the black text is another. If I click kind of in between, I'm not really paying the close attention, you end up creating a new text layer. All right, you see Layer 1 here, because I didn't click exactly in that text frame. So I'm going to hit Escape to make that go away. If I click in the black text, okay, I'm pretty sure to get that text. If I click in the blue text, but see now I'm in that text frame, I can't click into the blue text frame.

So I'm going to hit Escape again and then I click on the blue. So you can see it gets problematic sometimes. A better way ...

Selecting text on a type layer
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Selecting text on a type layer provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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