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What good is editable text if you can't change its color? With Photoshop, you don't even have to ask that question, because there are many ways to edit the color of text both before and after it's been created.

TRY IT To specify the color of text before creating it, click once on the foreground color swatch in the toolbox and select the color in which you want your text to be displayed. By default, Photoshop always creates text using the color in the foreground color swatch.

TRY IT To change the color of selected text after it's been created, highlight the text in question with the Type tool and do one of the following:

• Click the color box in the Options bar to bring up the Color Picker, from which you can select a different color for your text.

• Choose Window I Character to make the character palette visible. Click the color box in the Character palette to bring up the Color Picker, from which you can select a different color for your text.

• Choose Layer I Layer Style I Color Overlay to add an overlay of color to the layer. You can further refine the color by specifying a blend mode and opacity level from within the Color Overlay options.

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