Convert Point Text to Paragraph Text in Photoshop CC

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When pasting paragraph text into Photoshop, the text often ends up on a single line extending beyond the width of the image, like this:

Text extends beyond horizontal borders.

Photoshop doesn’t make reshaping the text super intuitive, but, like many things, it’s not hard once you know how:

  1. In the Tools panel, make sure the Horizontal Type Tool is not selected. I usually do this by clicking on the Move Tool.Photoshop Move Tool
  2. In the Layers panel, right-click on the text layer and select Convert to Paragraph Text.
    Convert to Paragraph Text
  3. To reshape the paragraph text, double-click on the T icon in the text layer:
    Double-click Text Icon
  4. If your text is really long, the boundaries of the paragraph text box may go off the screen. In this case, you can shrink the image by pressing Ctrl + until you can see the boundaries of the paragraph text:
    Photoshop Shrunk Image
  5. Now you can just grab the bottom-right boundary and reshape the box and then zoom in using Ctrl + +.
    Reshaped Paragraph Text

Written by Nat Dunn. Follow Nat on Twitter.


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