Adobe Photoshop Help
Choose Select > All to select all the characters in the layer.
Double-click a word to select it. Triple-click a line to select it. Quadruple-click a
paragraph to select it. Quintuple-click anywhere in the text ﬂow to select all characters
in a bounding box.
To use the arrow keys to select characters, hold down Shift and press the Right arrow or
Left arrow key. To use the arrow keys to select words, hold down Shift+Ctrl (Windows)
or Shift+Command (Mac OS) and press the Right arrow or Left arrow key.
4 To select all the characters in a layer without positioning the insertion point in the
text ﬂow, select the type layer in the Layers palette, and then double-click the layer’s
type icon .
Note: In Photoshop, selecting and formatting characters in a type layer puts the type tool
into edit mode. (See “
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To show or hide selection highlighting (ImageReady):
Do one of the following:
Choose View > Show > Text Selection.
Choose View > Extras. This command shows or hides all selected items in the View >
Show submenu. (See “
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Using the Character palette
The Character palette provides options for formatting characters. Some formatting
options are also provided in the options bar.
To display the Character palette:
Do one of the following:
Choose Window > Character, or click the Character palette tab if the palette is visible
but not active.
With a type tool selected, click the palette button in the options bar.
Choosing a font
A font is a complete set of characters—letters, numbers, and symbols—that share a
common weight, width, and style. When you select a font, you can select the font family
and its type style independently. The font family is a collection of fonts sharing an overall
typeface design; for example, Times. A type style is a variant version of an individual font in
the font family, for example, Regular, Bold, or Italic. The range of available type styles varies
with each font. If a font doesn’t include the style you want, you can apply faux styles—
simulated versions of bold, italic, superscript, subscript, all caps, and small caps styles.
In addition to the fonts installed on your system, Photoshop uses font ﬁles in these local
Windows Program Files/Common Files/Adobe/Fonts
Mac OS 9.x System Folder/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts
Mac OS X Library/Application Support/Adobe/Fonts
If you install a Type 1, TrueType, OpenType, or CID font into the local Fonts folder, the font
appears in Adobe applications only.