Place text on an image in Photoshop

  1. Sometimes pictures need more than a thousand words
  2. Add text to an image in Photoshop
  3. How to edit text on images
  4. Change Text Blending Mode
  5. Other type of tools
  6. Paragraph options
  7. Rasterize

Sometimes pictures need more than a thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words, but the right picture with the right words can say so much more. Since Adobe Photoshop is one of the best and most popular image editing tools in the world, it’s helpful to learn how to put words on images so they really stand out.

Add text to an image in Photoshop

Although Photoshop is an application that focuses almost entirely on image editing, it has a number of additional tools. One of the most important is the text tool, and it’s the easiest way to add text to an image once you’ve learned how to use it.

  1. Open the selected image in Photoshop. You can drag or select it to the main window File Open to find your image, then select Open to bring it into Photoshop.

  2. Once it’s there, make any changes to the image itself using Photoshop’s tools, including creating that cool “out of bounds” effect.

  3. When you’re ready to add text, select the tool Type in the tools menu. It’s usually on the left side of the main window and looks like the letter “T”. As a rule, this is the fifth tool of the magnifying glass.

    If you don’t see the Tools menu on your screen, you may need to enable it. To do this, select Windown instruments in the top bar menu.

  4. Choosing a resource Type , select or click anywhere on the image where you want to write. This creates an invisible text field for input with a blinking cursor.

    In addition, you can select or click and drag a text field with more defined borders.

  5. Enter the text you want to add to the image.

    Don’t worry if the text is too small, the wrong color, or even invisible. You can make the necessary changes after you write it.

  6. Once you’re done writing, you can make some changes to it. Select text or click and drag.

    Or click on ctrl (or cmd) A to select all text, or hold . pressed Shift and use the arrow keys to select specific words or letters next to the cursor.

  7. If you want to change the line, part of the text will be included, place the cursor where you want to create a line break and press Enter

  8. Once you’ve selected the words or letters you want to edit, look at the top of the screen. Below the main menu bar, you will see a drop-down menu for font and font size. To adjust them to your preference, select the desired font and font size, or enter your preference and then click Input to make a decision.

    Other tools in this menu let you make minor changes to words to make them stronger or sharper. Play around with the options to see what you like best. You can also adjust the alignment of the text in the text box and change its color using the color palette.

  9. When you are happy with your changes, or select the check mark at the end of the top menu bar, click ctrl (or cmd Enter or choose an instrument Movement at the top of the Tools menu bar.

  10. If you want to make changes to the text after this point, you must select it again. Reselect tool Type and then select one of the words or letters.

Make sure you are careful with your choice, if you deviate a bit it can create a new text field. If this happens, click Enter to complete it, click ctrl (or cmd z cancel creation. and then select the original text as planned.

How to edit text on images

The default options of the text input tool give you plenty of options to create great looking text in photos, but there are other changes you can make to text to make it look even better, or just change the style and the way it works with to change an image. Here are some more tips to consider.

Change Text Blending Mode

To create an image like the one in the title of this tutorial, you need to set the text blending mode. To do this, select Windown layers , select the text layer, then set the blending mode using the drop-down menu. In this example, the effect is set to “Overlay” to achieve the effect.

Other type of tools

If you choose an instrument: Type Press and hold to access additional options such as the Vertical Type tool, Horizontal Mask, and Vertical Mask.

Accordingly, they allow you to write vertically, turn text into a mask and do it vertically. Play with them to see if they give you the effect you want.

Paragraph options

Select Windows Section , and you have access to additional text editing tools. They are not strictly necessary to make most changes, but they can give you more control over the text.


If you want to edit the text to have effects like line outlines, or just adjust it like any other image, you’ll need to rasterize it first. To do this, right click (or press and hold) on the text layer in the window layers and choose Grid Type

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