How to add horizontal text to images in Photoshop

Are you a budding graphic designer who loves the creative possibilities of Adobe Photoshop, but feels overwhelmed by text effects? Don’t worry – in this blog post we’ll walk you through adding an eye-catching horizontal text element to your images. We’ll guide you into discovering some easy yet effective tricks within Photoshop that will have your design projects looking polished and professional. So whether its watermarks, titles or captions, let our tutorial be your starting point to begin perfecting those extra elements!

Using The Horitzontal Type

  • Select the Horizontal Type tool (T) .    

  • Add point text (to add a few words like a heading or title) or paragraph text.

    • Point text: Click anywhere on the canvas and type the text.
    • Paragraph text: Drag the cursor on the canvas to create a bounding box and type your paragraph. 
  • Click  in the Options bar or press Control+Enter (Windows) or Command+Return (Mac) to save your changes. 

Using The Vertical Type

  • Select the Vertical Type tool  .

  • To add text at a point, click where you want the line to begin and type.

  • To add text to a container, drag to create a bounding box and type to fill it.

  • To add a line break, press Enter (Windows) or Return (macOS).

Using The Horizontal Type Mask Tool

If you’re looking to add a bit of sophisticated flair to your photoshop projects, the Horizontal Type Mask Tool can be just what you need. This tool permits users to blend typographical elements into images in a way that allows the type to stand out. It’s incredibly easy to use and turns even the most basic background photos into stunning works of art – no experience required! So get ready to give your photoshopping a whole new lease on life with the Horizontal Type Mask Tool.

Using The Vertical Type Mask Tool

Now photoshop users can achieve their wildest dreams of master pieces of combining type and image with the photoshop element’s vertical type mask tool! This super-cool magic wand allows you to mask the background photo to your text, except instead of being horizontal—it’s totally vertical! No need to create an extra layer, since your selection will just be made on the active layer. Let photoshop do all the hard work while you create a beautiful masterpiece. Afterall, why settle for 2D when you can go 3D?


I hope you found these tips helpful! If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them in the comments. I’ll be happy to help in any way I can.

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