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Old May 3rd, 2004, 08:39 AM   #1
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I know how to insert text into a new PS document, but I can't figure how to get text into an already existing image. I choose the text tool and start typing, but I can't get the font size to anything that is really visible. The font size remains at something so small I can't even read. Could something give me some direction here in this?
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When you type over a PS image, it automatically creates a new layer with text atributes. Have you tried adjusting the font size in the layer pallette?

Also, check the actual image size before typing. Imagine that you open an image for a billboard which is 10 feet wide. Typing 12 point text onto an image that size won't really be legible in this case. Make sure the font size is right for the image size.
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 09:35 AM   #3
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Go under:

Window
> (scroll to the bottom) Show Character


This should show a character palette. Alternatively, depending on the version of Photoshop, there is an "options" bar that lives just below the menu. The various tool options will appear when you select various tools. If it's not visible, use:

Window
> (scroll to the top, just below the Show/Hide Tools option) Show Options
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Old May 3rd, 2004, 05:26 PM   #4
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I understand the 12 pt rational, but in my menu and character palette, I've got my font point set to 72! It still is as small as ever. My image is at 50%, so a 72 point font should show quite large.
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Check your Image > Image size... settings. Your pixels per inch setting might be set very low; print-quality images are typically set at 300 pixels/inch @ whatever size you need it at (# inches x # inches.)
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Old May 4th, 2004, 12:08 PM   #6
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Sure enough, MannyP Design, upping the resolution did the trick. I wonder why my image was set to 1 in the resolution option? Also, when changing the resolution to 300, is it best NOT to "resample"? Doesn't that affect the quality if you resample? If I remember, I couldn't change the res to 300 with the "resample" option checked. I was told it was too big.
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If resample is off, Photoshop won't add or subtract information from the image nor make it a larger or smaller document. You should be okay to adjust the DPI at that point.
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