Today I want to share my top 10 text tips using Photoshop Elements 15. When I first started using PSE I didn’t even know how to enter text on a layout. Since then I’ve learned a lot about type tools and entering text in ways that go beyond using a simple text box. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes a simple text box is all you need but there is much more we can do when we don’t confine ourselves to that simple little box! I hope some of these tips will help you too.
The Layers Palette in Photoshop Elements may seem a bit overwhelming in the beginning. In this tutorial, we’ll explore it and break down some basics. First of all, there are several types of layers as demonstrated in the graphic below. Each layer is like a slide that stacks on top of the next to create a scrapbook page. Image layers include such things as background papers, fill layers which may be a solid color, gradient, or a pattern, photos, and elements. An Adjustment layer is a special type of layer used to make nondestructive modifications to a layer. Shapes drawn using the shape tool are on Shape layers. Type layers are for adding words to your layout. That’s a lot of information already. Next, we’ll look at each type of layer and how they’re used.
So, you’ve got a template you want to use, but the orientation is all wrong for your photo(s). No worries, with digital, it is so easy to make it just exactly how you want it. I’m going to share an easy tip today for flipping a template and fixing the the journal blocks so the text isn’t backward. All steps are shown in PSE15.