To enter paragraph type:

1 Do one of the following:

• (Photoshop) Select the horizontal type tool I or the vertical type tool I .

• (ImageReady) Select the type tool I.

2 Do one of the following:

• Drag diagonally to define a bounding box for the type.

• Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) as you click or drag to display the Text Box Size dialog box. Enter values for Width and Height, and click OK.

3 Select additional type options in the options bar, Character palette, Paragraph palette, and Layer > Type submenu. (See "Formatting characters" on page 349 and "Formatting paragraphs" on page 358.)

4 Enter the characters you want. Press Enter on the main keyboard (Windows) or Return (Mac OS) to begin a new paragraph. If you enter more type than can fit in the bounding box, the overflow icon e appears on the bounding box.

5 (Photoshop) If desired, resize, rotate, or skew the bounding box.

6 (Photoshop) Commit the type layer. (See "About using the type tools (Photoshop)" on page 343.)

The type you entered appears in a new type layer.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Understanding Adobe Photoshop Features You Will Use

Adobe Photoshop can be a complex tool only because you can do so much with it, however for in this video series, we're going to keep it as simple as possible. In fact, in this video you'll see an overview of the few tools and Adobe Photoshop features we will use. When you see this video, you'll see how you can do so much with so few features, but you'll learn how to use them in depth in the future videos.

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