How to Add Captions With Adobe Photoshop

By Carol Adams

If you are working on an ad or a newsletter, you might decide that you would like to add a text caption to the images you plan to use. These captions can provide information about the picture, such as the subject, the location and what is going on (if anything). If you are working in Photoshop, there are several ways to add captions. You could even place the text directly over part of the image down at the bottom. However, it is better to create a white border onto which you can place the caption.

Step 1

Load the images that you want to add captions to onto your computer, either by copying them from a computer or other digital storage device, or by scanning them in. Save them all to the same folder.

Step 2

Open Photoshop. Select "File" from the menu and choose "Open." In the dialog that appears, go to the folder you saved your images to and open it. Open the first one you want to add captions to.

Step 3

Select "Image" from the menu and choose "Canvas Size." In the dialog that appears, go to the "Anchor" section and click the top middle arrow. Increase the height of the document by the number of pixels you want for the height of the caption area. Click "OK."

Step 4

Select the "Type" tool from the toolbar. Select the font type and size that you want for the options at the top.

Step 5

Use the mouse to drag a text box over the caption area and type in your caption. Save your work.