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Can't create a Drop Caps in PS

New Here ,
May 06, 2023 May 06, 2023

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Help! I can't find a way to create a drop caps in Photoshop. Its dead simple in Indesign and fairly quickin AI. But Photoshop! Come one, what am I missing???

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Community Expert , May 06, 2023 May 06, 2023
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 ...what am I missing???

By @Ghee Happy

 

At its core, Photoshop is an image editor. It has limited text controls and does not support drop caps.

 

You can fake it as we did in the days of PageMaker with:

  • Soft returns (Shift + Enter)
  • Tabs (default of 1/2" only, you can't set them)
  • Make the first letter large and give it a baseline shift to push it downwards

 

Jane

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 ...what am I missing???

By @Ghee Happy

 

At its core, Photoshop is an image editor. It has limited text controls and does not support drop caps.

 

You can fake it as we did in the days of PageMaker with:

  • Soft returns (Shift + Enter)
  • Tabs (default of 1/2" only, you can't set them)
  • Make the first letter large and give it a baseline shift to push it downwards

 

Jane

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May 07, 2023 May 07, 2023

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Thank you! Its old school, but yeah does the trick till making the jump to Indesign.

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You're welcome, @Ghee Happy . 😊

 

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Another way is to make your Drop Cap, use the Pen Tool to draw a "box" for

text, then type/paste your text inside the path.

 

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