To enter point 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 Click in the image to set an insertion point for the type. The small line through the I-beam marks the position of the type baseline. For horizontal type, the baseline marks the line on which the type rests; for vertical type, the baseline marks the center axis of the type characters.

To show the baseline in ImageReady, choose View > Show > Text Baseline.

3 Select additional type options in the options bar, Character palette, and Paragraph palette. (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 line.

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

When you enter paragraph type, the lines of type wrap to fit the dimensions of the bounding box. You can enter multiple paragraphs and select a paragraph justification option.

You can resize the bounding box, which causes the type to reflow within the adjusted rectangle. You can adjust the bounding box while you're entering type or after you create the type layer. You can also rotate, scale, and skew type using the bounding box.

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