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07-08-2006, 08:07 PM
One of my main problems with this program (vs. Publisher with text boxes) is that once I've created text, I can't seem to go back and edit it (i.e. change color, font, size). Is there some simple way to do this or not? TIA!
07-08-2006, 08:24 PM
The font has to be a vector layer in order to edit it (if memory serves me right - it's been a while since I've used PSP). If your default is to make a raster text layer, then it can't be edited. I always keep my text layers as vectors unless I need to do something to them that requires them to be rasterized.
Did that help any? There should be a button to click or drop down box to change your setting.
07-08-2006, 08:49 PM
You have to do your font in vector layer. In PSP X, you can change the fonts and colors with the text box open. After you have the font where you want it, then you can convert to raster and add drop shadows to it if you like. I usually only do that with titles and sub-titles.
07-08-2006, 11:05 PM
I keep mine as vector until the very end so that I can still edit. You can use the Pick tool to put a box around your text and then right click and choose Edit text. HTH
07-08-2006, 11:48 PM
Make sure your text is still on a vector layer & click on the Text tool
As you move your mouse over the text the symbol will change from A to [A] - when it is [A] click on your text and it will come up in the text box. You can then hi-light the text you want to work with and change color, size or font.
07-09-2006, 04:50 AM
Ok, now my big question is how do I start it off as a vector?
07-09-2006, 06:31 AM
There's a drop down menu once you activate the text button. Should be at the top left of the menu bar. I believe there are three options? Raster, Layer and Vector
07-09-2006, 08:36 AM
If you are using PSPX, look in the Create As menu on the Tool Options palette after you click on the text tool. The choices are Vector, Selection, and Floating.
In case you do not have the palette open, go to View>Palettes>Tool Options.
07-09-2006, 10:01 AM
Thanks so much!!! I am so mad that that's all I ever had to do to be able to edit it!
07-11-2006, 02:00 PM
As I recall in PSP text is always created in Vector.... I would always
duplicate it, rasterize the copy then "hide" the vector layer. This way I
could apply styles, drop shadows etc. to the new layer and if I decide to
change the text I can open the the original vector layer, doulble click on it
make my changes, copy it and the hide it... I din't have to retype
everything! If all you want to do is change the font color.. and you have
flattened the layer... you can select all, select similar, then bucket fill with
the color you want.. hope that helps
07-11-2006, 10:17 PM
In my PSP you can create text in vector or raster. Vector is much easier since you can edit it. =)
07-12-2006, 12:49 PM
To go back and edit text that you've already created in PSP X, click on the Text Tool, then take your cursor and hover over the text you created. Move your cursor very slowly 'til you see this [A]. The brackets around the A mean that when you click, it will be editable. If you don't see the bracket, then when you click, it will create a new text box. Anyway, that's how you edit text in PSP X. The text is always created on a vector layer unless you've gone back and converted it to a raster layer.
07-12-2006, 02:48 PM
I was just surfing, but boy did I just learn something good. Thanks
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