How to Insert Text in Photoshop

By Contributing Writer

Adobe Photoshop, the most widely used digital imaging software in the world, allows you to create unique images with ease. Oftentimes, you will want to add text to your images and this is a simple process that Photoshop performs with ease.

Inserting Text In Photoshop

Step 1

You will first need to open Photoshop and prepare your workspace. If you want to add text to an image that has already been created, go ahead and open that image in Photoshop. If you want to start from scratch, you will need to create a new document by clicking "File" and "New" from the application bar at the top of the screen. Photoshop will then prompt you with a dialogue box in which you can input options for your new document, including the dimensions. Think about what you are going to be using the image for and choose your options accordingly.

Step 2

Once you have opened your new or existing document, it is time to throw some text in. Use the toolbar to select the "Text" tool (shaped like a "T") and then click anywhere in your document's workspace. You will now be allowed to type in any text you want. After typing something, you can adjust font size, typeface, tracking and all sorts of other elements that pertain to the display of your text by using the "Character" swatch. You can even do a few more creative tweaks by clicking "Layer," "Layer Style" in the application bar. This will bring up several more options for you to manipulate your new text.

Step 3

If you think you are finished editing your new text in your image, save the file by clicking "File" and "Save" in the application bar. Consider saving two versions of the image: a ".psd" file, so you can go back and edit the text or image in the future if you need to tweak something and a ".jpeg" or other commonly used image file for sharing with friends or using on the Web.