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Add customizable text using Photoshop’s powerful typography tools
The Horizontal Type tool and its Tool panel compartment cousins enable you to enrich your creative projects in many ways, such as providing posters or book covers with eye-catching typography, or turning text into a key component of an illustration by inserting a photo into the fonts.
At first glance, the Type tool works in a similar way to wordprocessing packages. As you move the mouse onto a Photoshop document a text cursor will appear. Click to place the cursor on a particular spot and start typing on your keyboard to add text to the document as a new layer. You can treat this text layer like any other Photoshop layer, and use the Move tool to fine-tune the position of the text in the design.
As with word-processing packages, you can change text in Photoshop in a variety of ways. Double-click to select a word, or drag to select a few letters. Like shapes produced by the Pen or Custom Shape tools, text is created mathematically as vector shapes, so you can increase the size without making the edges fuzzy.
You can distort text too, using the Create Warped Text option, and edit the size, font or spelling of the warped text if need be. However, to apply other filters and commands you’ll need to convert it to a raster layer.