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I clicked the Horizontal Type tool and clicked onto my blank image, but I got a strange result. This popped up on my screen.

 

I am not sure how to go from here -- guides I have read on the Internet do not mention this window. They just indicate that you can click on the blank canvas and type.

 

I'm using Photoshop version 21.2.3.

 

Thanks, I fixed it. It seems like right-clicking the font size icon in the toolbar fixed it somehow. I changed my font size that way and it seems to work via the dropdown menu now, too. Very strange.

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Difficulties adding text to blank image

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I clicked the Horizontal Type tool and clicked onto my blank image, but I got a strange result. This popped up on my screen.

 

I am not sure how to go from here -- guides I have read on the Internet do not mention this window. They just indicate that you can click on the blank canvas and type.

 

I'm using Photoshop version 21.2.3.

 

Thanks, I fixed it. It seems like right-clicking the font size icon in the toolbar fixed it somehow. I changed my font size that way and it seems to work via the dropdown menu now, too. Very strange.

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Hi

It's from the Glyphs Panel, more info

https://helpx.adobe.com/ie/photoshop/using/glyph-panel.html

 

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Thanks. How should I be adding text, then? Dragging didn't seem to work.

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You can click with the Type tool for Point text or drag to create Area Type, then start typing.

~ Jane

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What you are seeing is the available alternates for the glyphs in selected text (small caps, superscript, etc.) The "More" button (arrow) will open the entire Glyphs panel.

jane-e_0-1600206665930.png

 

If you don't want to see them, go to Preferences > Type > and uncheck "Enable Type layer glyph alternates".

jane-e_1-1600206783482.png

 

~ Jane

 

 

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The text method you mentioned doesn't seem to be working for me; I clicked the Text icon and then the canvas, but I got this:

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 I tried rebooting my PC but that didn't seem to fix it.

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Did you try opening a new document, your screenshot shows this, recovered.psb @ 2%

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If it still doesn't work with a new document, try a preference reset, hit Ctrl + K to bring up the preference settings and select reset preferences on quit from the general tab, restart Photoshop

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I agree with Ged about starting a new document, but before you reset preferences try:

  • a type size larger than zero
  • resetting the type tool — right click the type tool in the options bar (not Tools panel)

 

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~ Jane

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Thanks, I'll try to reset the type tool when I get back to my computer.

 

As you can see in my screenshot, my font size is (oddly enough) set to "0 pt"; when I try to change it, it resets back immediately. I've also tried creating a new file but that didn't seem to fix it.

 

Another thing I've noticed is that this problem doesn't seem to occur when I am editing images: just when I open a blank file. Otherwise it works perfectly.

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Since it keeps going back to zero, you may have to reset preferences as per Ged's instructions. It's worth resetting the type tool and relaunching PS first, though.

 

~ Jane

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Thanks, I fixed it. It seems like right-clicking the font size icon in the toolbar fixed it somehow. I changed my font size that way and it seems to work via the dropdown menu now, too. Very strange.

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You're welcome. I'm glad changing your type size from zero fixed your issue.

~ Jane

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