Photshop trouble with text

  • SVS OG

    I am trying to type text into photoshop. The cursor is above the area, and huge. Why doesn't it type inside the designated box? On other projects I would type and then pull it down because I only had a word or two and I figured out how to make it work but I want to type a whole page. I read all the tutorials but somehow I must have missed some setting or something, I guess.
    How do I get the cursor inside the box? Thanks!

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  • Marsha,
    Sometimes it depends on the font you are trying to use. Not sure why, but many of the free fonts you might find on the web have weird leading that take the letter forms outside of a text bounding box.

    Now, if that is you created a both with one of the path tools, and then clicked to try to type in it, you may have clicked the edge of the path, which would put the type on the path's edge, not inside the box.

    Best thing to do is to select the type tool and draw a box with that and your cursor will automatically be inside the box, again, depending on the font.

    Lastly, while it may be your only option, I would recommend you find a publishing software to do your typesetting in. You will have more accurate control and less frustration than working with type in Photoshop.

  • SVS OG

    @tombarrettillo Thanks,Tom. I did get it to work finally but, do yo know if there are any free publishing software programs? I need to switch back to GIMP or some other free program eventually. I'll go look it up. Thanks for the tips!

  • I have heard good things about Scribus. May have a bit of a learning curve, but it is the only one I know of off the top of my head.

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