Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Power User Windows7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    291
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Best way to change text from copyied layer..

    Hi guys,

    Here i'm again!!

    What is the best and easiest way to change the text of a copyied layer. I don't mean the name of the layer in the layers pallette on the right. Look.. sometimes i copy a layer just to have the exact font type and stuff.. and then want to change the text of it. Most of the times it works by getting to that layer on the background and choose the text tool and search for the beginning of the text and type.. then you can change it by deleting it and then type what you want but regularly it don't work and when i do it it creates a new layer.

    Thanks guys,

  2. #2
    Administrator dv8_fx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Here... ?
    Posts
    10,210
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)

    Re: Best way to change text from copyied layer..

    Hope I got you correctly.

    Make sure the text layer is selected, select the type tool, go to the text menu and select the font you need. It will automatically change.

    But this won't work if you've rasterized the text layer.
    Last edited by dv8_fx; 12-04-2012 at 09:22 PM.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Photoshop Gurus Site Rules


  3. #3
    Administrator dv8_fx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Here... ?
    Posts
    10,210
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)

    Re: Best way to change text from copyied layer..

    Ooops... you mean change the typed text.....

    I don't know of a faster way to do this... except double clicking the text layer. This will select/hilite the text on the image ... easier than finding the start/end letter to hilite it.
    Last edited by dv8_fx; 12-04-2012 at 09:33 PM.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Photoshop Gurus Site Rules


  4. #4
    Power User Windows7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    291
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Best way to change text from copyied layer..

    Hi man,

    Thank you very much but shortly after i opened this topic i found the problem.. like you said: i already rasterized it that's why and i closed it a few days ago so i couldn't edit it anymore. But it's ok i just made a similar one!

    But is it like that that when you double click the text layer that the text gets highlighted?

    Btw: you know why i rasterized the layer?? Because the "custom warp" option wasn't available otherwise that's why!

  5. #5
    Guru chitkaran's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    India (New Delhi)
    Posts
    669
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Best way to change text from copyied layer..

    A text layer cannot be warped without rasterizing it..

  6. #6
    Administrator dv8_fx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Here... ?
    Posts
    10,210
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    26 Post(s)

    Re: Best way to change text from copyied layer..

    Quote Originally Posted by Windows7 View Post
    Hi man,


    But is it like that that when you double click the text layer that the text gets highlighted?

    Yes. Easier than using the text tool to select it within an image document. Forgot to mention to double click the text layer icon.

    And as chitkaran mentioned, you can't custom warp a text layer unless you rasterize it

    Which is why its always a good idea to work with a rasterized duplicate text layer. In case you don't like something, you can delete it and still have the original text to start over.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    Photoshop Gurus Site Rules


  7. #7
    Guru chitkaran's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    India (New Delhi)
    Posts
    669
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Best way to change text from copyied layer..

    Or, ctrl + click on text layer... highlight the Text ... create a new later and fill it with color... Then free transform it the way you like

  8. #8
    Power User Windows7's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    291
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: Best way to change text from copyied layer..

    Quote Originally Posted by chitkaran View Post
    A text layer cannot be warped without rasterizing it..
    Yes man that's the reason i rasterized it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dv8_fx View Post
    Which is why its always a good idea to work with a rasterized duplicate text layer. In case you don't like something, you can delete it and still have the original text to start over.
    In the past i didn't work with copy layers but believe me.. i got my *ss kicked by photoshop because many times i lost my original layer because the new layer was too messed up.. .

    Quote Originally Posted by chitkaran View Post
    Or, ctrl + click on text layer... highlight the Text ... create a new later and fill it with color... Then free transform it the way you like
    You mean this so you don't need especially to rasterize it to warp?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About Photoshop Gurus
Photoshop Gurus (PSG) is a friendly community of designers and artists who enjoy all things related to Photoshop. PSG can consider itself one of the oldest Photoshop sites and has recently had it's 10th anniversary. We've come a long way and have every intention to continue supporting the Photoshop community. Photoshop can be an overwhelming program for beginners and that's how we try to help. We have a friendly forum, tutorials and all resources to help you understand this wonderful program. Feel free to look around and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Happy browsing!