Text Layer editing help

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I have one PSD file that everytime that I try to edit a text layer, it adds a new text layer and will not allow me to edit the layer I want.  I've tried everything, reset text tool, reset photoshop preferences..  very frustrating. Please help

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I select the layer I want to edit, click the layer thumbnail the curser does have the border around it when I go to edit. How do I simply edit the text tho? One thing I notice is that the layer thumbnail looks like an image.

(transparent grey and white squares) while other files have the "T" to indicate text......Hmmm-do I need to render anything?  A clue!

thanks for your kind advice

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Text Layer editing help

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I have one PSD file that everytime that I try to edit a text layer, it adds a new text layer and will not allow me to edit the layer I want.  I've tried everything, reset text tool, reset photoshop preferences..  very frustrating. Please help

Yes, thanks for the reply.  

I select the layer I want to edit, click the layer thumbnail the curser does have the border around it when I go to edit. How do I simply edit the text tho? One thing I notice is that the layer thumbnail looks like an image.

(transparent grey and white squares) while other files have the "T" to indicate text......Hmmm-do I need to render anything?  A clue!

thanks for your kind advice

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Can you describe what you're doing when you're trying to edit a type layer? You have to pay attention to the cursor when you go to click to edit type. With the Type Tool active, you'll have a border around the cursor to indicate a new Type Layer; no border means you can directly edit whatever type is immediately underneath the cursor.

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Yes, thanks for the reply.  

I select the layer I want to edit, click the layer thumbnail the curser does have the border around it when I go to edit. How do I simply edit the text tho? One thing I notice is that the layer thumbnail looks like an image.

(transparent grey and white squares) while other files have the "T" to indicate text......Hmmm-do I need to render anything?  A clue!

thanks for your kind advice

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To edit text you double click on the text layers T thumbnail in the layers palette. That should put you in text edit mode.

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Thanks! I understand that, but is there a way to render an image of text into text?

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There is no OCR feature built into Photoshop. You would need to use some OCR software to extract text in an images into a text file. And the would not remove the text from the images file. You may be able to somewhat erase the text with content] aware fill. 

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Check Acrobat or online for OCR software. You can even try Google Docs which has a function for PDF

https://business.tutsplus.com/tutorials/how-to-ocr-documents-for-free-in-google-drive--cms-20460

 

I just did a test using a PDF and works quite well actually using Google Docs

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