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Manipulating Type in Photoshop

Community Beginner ,
Nov 22, 2022 Nov 22, 2022

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Manipulating type


  1. In the Tools Panel select the T tool
  2. Right-click on the T tool to show the hidden tools
  3. From the drop-down menu select Horizontal Type Tool
  4. Type a preferred text. Please note; determine what it is you want to write. You will need to be 100% sure about this because you will not be able to change it after this step. Check your diction and spelling before moving on.
  5. In the Layers Panel, locate an right-click on the text layer
  6. From the drop-down menu select the option, Convert to Shape. The text tool in Photoshop is relatively limited. So in order to transform your type freely you'll need to convert it into a shape.


  7. You can see now that the text has turned into a shape, you are able to edit the letters individually.
  8. Select the arrow tool from the tools panel and while holding down the CMD key on the keyboard, select the points on the shape and move them.


  9. In the Menu Bar select, Edit
  10. From the drop-down menu select, Transform
  11. From the drop-down menu select, Perspective tool


You are now able to edit and transform the text.

All the best,
Laura Foulds Moody
Cross-app workflows , macOS







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