I'm trying to type some text into a image but for some reason the type tool only gives me a dot with no cursor. No matter what I type, it's just a dot.
I have my font set to Arial 72pt, but no matter what font I use or size... it's always a single dot. The layer name does show the "text" I tried to type in.
I rebooted my computer, but still nothing.
It would help if you posted a screenshot of the interface with all the relevant panels opened
Have you the Horizontal Type Mask Tool selected by mistake
If that's not the case try resetting Photoshop preferences
Thanks for the reply but unfortunately that wasn't the case... I tried all the different type tools and they all have the same result. I'm in the process of re-installing Photoshop now.
I used the cc cleaner tool to completely remove Adobe and then re-installed it. Same thing.
In the end, I just reformatted & reinstalled widows and now everything is back to normal. I was going to reformat my computer for other reasons anyways so all is good now. I know this isn't a proper solution but I just didn't have time to troubleshoot.
Thanks for the help.
Whatever works is good.
That is very extreme solution, can't afford to do all this beccause the font tools is playing up, there must be a quicker solution
In Addition is helpful if you can send a screenshot of these panels
This was actually really helpful, thanks.
I just had the same problem. Text tool only produced dots not text. I deturmined that the text tool worked on a blank document so I knew that the file I was working on was corrupt. Solved: I opened the image that I was working on in PS . I used screenshot on my mac to copy image. I now had a jpeg image on my desktop. I opened that jpeg in PS and Saved As to convert to a PS document. The text tool worked perfectly
That's a clever work-a-round. Have you managed to actually solve the issue since?