How to Create Block Letters in Photoshop

By Jordan Whitehouse

Adobe Photoshop 1.0 was came on the market in 1990. Although the product has gone through many changes over the years --12, to be exact -- it still has the same goal: letting you to edit your photos and graphics in both basic and complex ways. The program's type tool lets you include type in your photos and graphics. You can use this tool to create block letters.

Step 1

Open Photoshop and the file that you would like to add block letters to.

Step 2

Click on the "Type Tool," which looks like a "T," from the Tools panel on the left side of the screen.

Step 3

Select the "Horizontal Type Tool" if you want your block letters to appear horizontally in your file. Select the "Vertical Type Tool" if you want your block letters to appear vertically in your file.

Step 4

Click and drag your mouse within the file to create a text box. Move the text box by clicking on its outer edges and moving it to your desired location. Change the size of the text box by clicking and dragging one of the tiny boxes in each of the text box's corners.

Step 5

Click within the text box and type whatever letters or words you'd like to appear as block letters.

Step 6

Highlight the text and select a font from the font drop-down list, located near the top of the page. Select a font that looks like block letters, such as Franklin Gothic Heavy, Gil Sans Ultra Bold or Rockwell Extra Bold.

Step 7

Change the size of the block letters by clicking on the font size drop-down menu to the right of the font drop-down list.