Text tool making a pink background and not functioning AdobePhotoshop 6.0

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I am working in Adobe Photoshop 6.0.  When I select the text tool and type, it originates with a black font, then as you type, the font turns white on a pink background. When you then use a different tool (the move to set arrow), the text is a dashed/ ghost line, but no new layer is established, and the font then disappears when something else is performed.

What do I have going on, is it a setting, or something else?

KLG

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 11, 2019 Jan 11, 2019
As suggested above by Semaphoric, most likely you have the Type Mask Tool selected as shown below:You want the regular Type Tool as shown below(click on the icon pointed to below in the tool options bar)

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Hi

Are you talking about Photoshop 6 released in 2000 or Photoshop CS6 released in 2012

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The 6.0 from 2000 .  I know it is ancient, but I only use it on occasion!

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Try resetting Photoshop preferences, I assume that's the way you do it for V6

To restore preferences quickly using a keyboard shortcut: Press and hold Alt+Control+Shift (Windows) or Option+Command+Shift (Mac OS) as you start Photoshop. You are prompted to delete the current settings. The new preferences files are created the next time you start Photoshop

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It sounds like you have the Type Mask tool selected. Click and hold on the Type tool, and be sure you have the Type tool selected:

    

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As suggested above by Semaphoric, most likely you have the Type Mask Tool selected as shown below:

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You want the regular Type Tool as shown below

(click on the icon pointed to below in the tool options bar)

tm62.png

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Enthusiast ,
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Right in brother, still using V6 at home as well! Not a single bug, glitch or malfunction!

* What version of MacOS are you runnin there?

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I can copy the program folder anywhere and I can even run it off a USB stick provided it's Windows. This was before Photoshop was locked down with activation.

Just know v6 never heard of Terabyte drives and will not recognize them.

Gene

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Enthusiast ,
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gener7  wrote

Just know v6 never heard of Terabyte drives and will not recognize them.

Gene

Thats pretty funny. My old Mac you could plug just about anything into it and if it doesnt recognize it just mounts as a drive

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It's Mac OS 9.2.2 on a 2001 Power Mac G4 Quicksilver 800 MHZ.

(originally a 733 overclocked to 800, a very easy mod)

 

As of 9_2019 upgraded to 933 MHZ with a new processor daughter card.

 

 

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I have the same problem and I do not have the wrong text selected. It is horizontal text as it has always been. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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What version of photoshop and operating system are you using?

 

Please provide a screenshot.

 

 

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