How to Resize Text Box without Resizing the Texts Inside It?

Explorer ,
Aug 09, 2019 Aug 09, 2019

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Hi,

How can I resize the text box without resizing the texts inside it? I search on Google and find the following article:

https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/42095/photoshop-how-to-resize-a-text-box-without-d...

However, I check the text layer in my PSD file, and there is only a "Type" -> "Convert to Point Text" menu item for it, which means it is already a "Paragraph text". But when I try to resize it, the resize will still cause the texts inside it distorted again. Why?

My file can be downloaded from: Dropbox - Problem2.psd - Simplify your life

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Aug 09, 2019 Aug 09, 2019

Hi

Double clicking the type layers thumbnail works for me with Photoshop 20.0.5

Also tested your PSD and it works fine

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Aug 09, 2019 Aug 09, 2019

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Hi

Double clicking the type layers thumbnail works for me with Photoshop 20.0.5

Also tested your PSD and it works fine

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Explorer ,
Aug 09, 2019 Aug 09, 2019

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Hi, Ged,

Thank you very much. I find the trick. That is, one must double-click the "T", after that, the box border will become dashed lines. In such a mode, when resizing the box, the texts will not be resized.

Originally I just click the "T", in such a case, the box border is solid lines. In such a mode, when resizing the box, the texts will be resized.

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Aug 09, 2019 Aug 09, 2019

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You're welcome

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Aug 15, 2022 Aug 15, 2022

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Thank you so much for sharing the trick! I had to find several videos on YouTube.

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Aug 09, 2019 Aug 09, 2019

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Everything works just fine as expected. The question is: do we understand what is your problem or you are trying wrong way to resize text box? Have you tried above suggestion or try with Type Tool active, click inside text box to activate it then resize text box.

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Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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I'm having the same issue as the original person. However, there is no way I can get the box to be dashed lines. It's always solid no matter where I click or which tool I select or if I hold down "control", "option" or "command. What am I missing?

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Mar 16, 2021 Mar 16, 2021

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Your text within the layer is being rendered as 'point text'. You need to make the text 'paragraph text'.

Select and activate the layer that contains your text from the layers palette.

With the layer active, goto Type > Convert to Paragraph text. You should now be able to click into the text and see a bounding box that can be resized without resizing or rescaling the text inside.

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New Here ,
Dec 26, 2021 Dec 26, 2021

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I am having the ame issue how to copy text from Word doc into a blank canvas and adjust the text area without changing the font? Very easy on Pixlr but i cant find how to display the border of the text box and adjust it in CS5 ?

ideally i would like to copy all the text and font preformatted in Word and copy them into CS5

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Jan 04, 2021 Jan 04, 2021

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This also works in Photoshop Elements 2021!

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