April 28th, 2009 at 5:16 am Hours of retyping into new text boxes later, I find this simple solution. Appreciate you taking the time to write this. Click on one of the letters or numbers in the text layer. Yet makes sense when you know the answer. August 6th, 2011 at 7:56 pm Adobe Photoshop is a very powerful image editing application. When I go to the text tool, the bounding box around the text disappears so there is nothing to grab onto to adjust/drag the text box size. Ironically, it’s June 2013 and your post is still the easiest and most helpful thing on freaking Google. Select the Horizontal Type tool or the Vertical Type tool. I guess I'm not explaining this very well. if anyone else is having trouble with that, it is because you just have to rest the cursor on the square for a second and it will then turn into the arrows that let you adjust its size. Sander says: Great! “Sizing” proportionately sizes the text frames up without changing the font size. February 12th, 2010 at 1:03 pm August 21st, 2006 at 3:13 am Click, then drag to make the bounding box (thus creating paragraph text) You can also select "Edit" → "Free Transform." Fireworks is so much easier to use and theres nothing I can do in Photoshop that I cant do in Fireworks. Davi says: Nice! However, the option was intially greyed out. good luck! I’ve wasted more than an hour on many occasions muttering curse words out loud trying to solve problems like this. The background and house style is already locked down but we want to control font, size and textype that goes in to the text boxes. After a month, I also know that you can create a "bounding box" with the text tool. jane says: 1. OK fine, I’m an idiot. Hold ⇧ Shift to keep the total proportions the same while resizing. I found ur blog via google with “adjust paragraph but not text size in photoshop”. You saved me that hour and untold frustration. READ MORE. This award recognizes someone who has achieved high tech and professional accomplishments as an expert in a specific topic. To center your text, just grab one of the handles and drag it to the right edge of your page. January 18th, 2008 at 5:54 am CLick on page, and start typing ( this will now show bounding box, thus not paragraph text. February 25th, 2009 at 5:14 pm Scott Scott. Vicki says: You post came up FIRST when I was searching and was just what I needed! It won’t change the stroke weight of the graphic frames as could occur when scaling. – Right click the text layer you are trying to adjust. You can change the text style in the top bar. The Canvas Size dialog box appears. From the book From the book. I found this solution by accident two days ago, forgot what I did and spent what seemed like hours trying to figure it out again! Years and years later, you are still saving people loads of stress. If I created a text layer by selecting the text tool, and then just clicking and starting typing, I could not resize the resulting text box without changing the font size. picolo says: I’ve just had this problem – I was facing it all day long!!! Do any of the following: To change the image size or resolution and allow the total number of pixels to adjust proportionately, make sure that Resample is selected, and if necessary, choose an interpolation method from the Resample menu. Because you can change the size of the text box, you have great flexibility using paragraph text. yourock says: Nice – saved me a bunch of time after I tried a ton of different things. As a bonus we’ve included a section about resizing without losing image quality. Click your text layer ONCE with the left mouse button (do not click and drag) To set the text area box to specific dimensions without distorting the text do this: In the main menu (on top), choose Type and then Area Type Options. So thanks for nothing to Google and thanks for nothing to my brain. stoo says: nice one, thanks… i too spent ages trying to find a key combo. I already tried to group objects together, and unclick the "align to slide" button, that still messes up their shapes when I change the slide orientation (e.g. 2. I can see that by the anchor point under the circle in the example below. Dan says: LOL! Entries (RSS) Double-click the Type layer thumbnail to select your type. jean says: Awesome! 0 I have the text tool selected. To align text on the right side in the box, click Right Align Text. I am now enjoying an extra hour of time because of this post. The main parameters are the Font, Size and the Color of the text. March 17th, 2010 at 3:01 am It there a key that I can hold down to keep text from changing size and only change the text frame? THEN – i realized that i had the text highlighted when i was trying to do that conversion. February 22nd, 2009 at 10:42 am There is a workaround, however, if you’d like to continue working with your image in Photoshop: First, create your text box by selecting the “T” tool from your Photoshop Toolbox. Well, back to work…..! The background and house style is already locked down but we want to control font, size and textype that goes in to the text boxes. You’re the man! When you are creating a block of paragraph text, you can specify a width and height by simply selecting the Type tool and pressing Alt (Mac: Option) and clicking anywhere on your canvas. Is it possible to lock down formatting of text boxes and text box size and positioning in PowerPoint so that it becomes a limited template to add text to? If you display text in the button, these options define the size of the button in text units. gypsy says: Thank you so much. E-mail (will not be published) (required). Just use this guide to take control of the size and resolution of your images. ananda says: Such a simple question. Adam Liversidge says: Really appreciate this – it’s been driving me mad – until now! blah says: thanks for posting this, im just starting to learn photoshop and i always get hung up on stupid stuff like this. How to Change the Size of Text. SteveC says: You da man, thanks for that, I too was getting increasingly frustated with what should be a simple task (which it is when you know how to do it!!!!). December 29th, 2011 at 8:40 am If you’re changing the existing text, select one or more characters whose font you want to change. It’s like your a miracle with the answers to lifes biggest mysteries. April 20th, 2009 at 6:48 pm Nathan says: Thank you very much! If you want to contact me in a more private manner, e-mail peterkeung.biz. If you would like to change the size of a Text layer, you can adjust the bounding box. So grateful you took the time to share this with the rest of us. Naturally, I went to resize the text box. change text box size without changing text proportions size etc - Adobe Photoshop support forum for help, tricks and tips for the graphic design creation of art and digital photography using Photoshop. Kathryn says: Thank you! I am not new to photoshop, I even took college courses in it a millon (okay more like 15 years ago) and have not used it much since. May 19th, 2009 at 8:26 am Photoshop CS6 version 13.0.6x64 OS X Yosemetie 10.10.2 Nothing is connected other than an external hard drive. EXTREMELY helpful – thanks for taking the time to write this up. Once you are done typing, select the text (Ctrl+A, or press the mouse at the beginning of the text, move to the end and release the mouse). Select text tool Brian Musgrove says: Thank you for your generous help, Peter. September 18th, 2013 at 10:54 am Thanks so much! But you can change your text font in Photoshop CS5 at any time (provided that you have not rasterized the text layer) and gain a whole new look for your image. also the comment about the change type of layer to paragraph was much helpful THANK YOU and a little bow. August 18th, 2011 at 9:14 pm For more information about when you’d use point text vs paragraph text, this handy dandy website should do the trick: http://www.webdesign.org/photoshop/photoshop-basics/type-basics-point-type-and-area-type.5727.html. Click the Text tool from the toolbar at the left side of the window. Click the Text tool icon in the toolbar Change the font size If necessary, double-click the title in the Expert view timeline to open it in the Monitor panel. I am trying to change a text box on my Affinity Designer document. This tutorial will teach you how to create a shape from scratch and insert text that conforms to the edges of that shape. sonfle says: I just had the same problem and google sent me here, thanx! I went back to Photoshop and… ah… for some reason a light finally turned on: I should have simply resized while using the Text Tool; all along, I was trying to use the arrow to resize the text box. October 18th, 2010 at 11:06 am Owain says: You know when you have an empty Google search box and are so desperate to find something out that you look over your shoulder and check to see if anyone is looking while typing in the question like you were seven year old? After that, I used the Text Tool (without any modifier keys) to resize the bounding box and reflow the text properly. You can control how text appears within the bounding box using the vertical and horizontal alignment properties. To change the font of all characters in a layer, select the text layer in the Layers panel, and then use the buttons and menus in the options bar to change the font type, style, size, alignment, and color. thanks peter this had been puzzling me for a while. To turn AutoFit off for the active text box and allow text to move beyond the placeholder border, click “Stop Fitting Text to This Placeholder.” Now, if you type text outside the boundary of the text placeholder, the additional text will be added and the text size will not change. Photoshop newbie says: OMFG – This is exactly what I had problems with!!! For more precise control, use the desktop version of Word Size options on the Picture Tools Format tab or the Drawing Tools Format tab. All I wanted to do was to change text from being left-aligned to being centered, but the text box was obviously the wrong size to be centered. And I have been constantly deleting layers and starting again to retype the text over and over because it kept going all stretchy when i adjusted the size of the box. Had the same issue and was driving me nuts and I never would’ve figure it out by myself. Not sure what this means yet but this site may explain more: http://www.quepublishing.com/articles/article.asp?p=31565&rl=1. I think the main problem I had was being VERY familiar with Illustrator, I was expecting a text box to be selectable with the pointer tool as it is in Illustrator, when it wasn’t consistent I just figured it wasn’t possible. Elizabeth says: Thanks very much! March 23rd, 2007 at 1:47 am I had to re-create the text box, by clicking and dragging the text tool to create the right-sized rectangle. Saved me hours, if not days of searching. And has a hard time finding anything on Google (although–he found this for me– how does that happen???) Chris says: May 12th, 2009 at 3:37 am Changing the Canvas Size in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Barbara says: This page is the first result in Google search for this problem, and if anyone’s still following this thread, could you clue me in on the secret for how this works? The original post wasn’t the fix I needed, but Nate’s suggestion to “convert text to paragraph type” saved the day. June 10th, 2012 at 6:27 pm Angel says: Huge THANKS to Peter and NATE! Want to make your font size larger or smaller without going to the Size setting in the Options Bar? thomas says: It does not work for me still. I usually can pick up use of new software with no problem–PS is something else entirely! I was thrilled to find your post. I have now stopped weeping. RE: Changing text size with keyboard changes my highlighted text instead of field with text-size Freb says: I was having trouble getting my cursor to select the squares on the text box used to resize it. I can't believe after I've created a text box with text in it, I can't change the size or shape of the text bounding box without changing the font size with it. It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced. Natalie Wood says: You’re a hero I want to make them the same width. But when I resized the text box, the text itself was changed as well! But if you select the type tool, then draw a rectangle to create a text box for the type, then start typing, it then treats it as paragraph text, which can be resized later without affecting the text. It can also be helpful to select the raw text, as in an Excel document, etc., instead of a block of text or cell. I thought about just doing it that way, but that was kind of giving up. Life is worth living again. Exactly what I was looking for. March 22nd, 2007 at 10:20 am (Unlock this solution with a 7-day Free Trial). Evan says: Took me a while to figure this out, until I spotted Mark’s comment: "It depends the way you have created the text to begin with. I agree with you about Adobe’s design – it’s really poor. Add a text box with the text you want to show. To change your display in Windows 10, select Start > Settings > Ease of Access > Display.To make only the text on your screen larger, adjust the slider under Make text bigger.To make everything larger, including images and apps, choose an option from the drop-down menu under Make everything bigger. I am unable to change the size of an image or text box. I wouldn’t have thought in a million years that Adobe would just allow object (text box) selection for manipulation using a different technique. Dave says: I still had problems, so here’s a step-by-step: 1. anibal says: thanks man, was looking for a solution and found yours. Then you should be able to select the text tool, click on the artboard and past the text without boxes. Now, if you type text outside the boundary of the text placeholder, the additional text will be added and the text size will not change. Whoever put this "design feature" in at Adobe needs to be canned!! I have been so frustrated overall with text in photoshop. Converting the text to Paragraph saved my afternoon, (Landed here via Google ‘resize a text box in photoshop cs3′). I had the same problem deleting layers. It’s not working for me. To scale the text, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard, then click and drag any of the four corner handles (the little squares). Now, delete the Lorem Ipsum text and type your own into the text box or bar. Thankfully, somebody else has had this problem (way back in 2003, and his question in a newsgroup was actually never answered), so before I go and bang my head against the wall, maybe I can blame Adobe Photoshop for poor design? I can't believe after I've created a text box with text in it, I can't change the size or shape of the text bounding box without changing the font size with it. Changing Content of a Text Layer in Photoshop – Quick Summary. If you don’t like the selection of fonts available to you in Photoshop CS5, you can read here to learn how to add more fonts to Photoshop. (?!). You can use the MOVE tool to position the entire block of text anywhere on your page. Your post saved me at least half an hour (wasted already 30 mins. Along with everyone else. To change the size of all the characters in a layer, select the text layer in the Layers panel. I have to spend like hours trying to find how to do little things in ps – thank a god i found this with google and "photoshop textbox". Make sure you are using the Text Tool and NOT the Move tool. You. Giving you as much crap as possible. I’ve clicked on a few google ads on the page as a thankyou! February 27th, 2015 at 3:19 pm Richard says: Genius – many thanks indeed – saved me from going bald tearing my hair out! Glad to have found this answer in 2013. bronius says: December 5th, 2009 at 7:01 am It has changed my life forever. 3. I thought i would finally go grazy of that!! Is this a joke!?!? Right Click the element on the stage and select Transform > Edit Transform 4. If you want to stretch, shrink, or just change the size of a picture (or shape), use the sizing handles or for more precise control, ... To resize a shape, text box, or WordArt, under Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the Size group, enter the measurements that you want into the Height and Width boxes. You’ll find it just to the right of the point size entry box, as seen in the screenshot above. I’m in CS4 for Windows. November 29th, 2010 at 4:06 pm trying to find it out myself). This entry is filed under Computer Stuff and written by Peter Keung. Perhaps I can show by example what JF0 was saying to do, and what Philip was expanding on. December 19th, 2012 at 1:43 pm October 20th, 2011 at 7:18 am Instead, link all the text layers you want to change, then select one of them and use the option bar to make the changes WHILE holding the Shift key. I would say to set up the font size change in your CSS stylesheet file. Enter new values in the Width and Height text boxes. Lolling at scream-at-computer-click. the stress pain in my shoulder is getting better as I type. Dave B says: Thanks Peter – super glad I found this posting! It should be noted that you have to HIGHLIGHT the text with the text tool and then grab the corners. I wonder how much lifetime I’ve wasted reformatting the text manually by using line breaks xD! Eoin says: I still can’t do this. Heather says: Years later and your post is still extremely helpful. This affects title bars, menus, icon text, and a few other items. WordPress. baskar says: Thanks… I too got the same problem… your explanation is superb…. Use your keyboard to change the text as needed. The text gets all stretched and distorted. THANK YOU! He replied: “I don’t have the problem — I can resize the text box and the font size isn’t changed.”. Here's how to change the size of text, images, and apps in Windows 10. Thank goodness you posted this in plain English, and also thanks for the “must be highlighted” tip! TylerDurden says: Finally! REALLY. March 30th, 2007 at 11:20 am I was struggling with this thing for ages. To size multiple selected objects proportionately, press the Shift key, then drag one of the selection handles outward to size up or inward to size down. A window will appear with options to set text box width and height, there are other useful options too. Useful crap. November 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm So, after an hour I sent the file to Derek (smart guy) and complained. As you change one value, the other two values change accordingly. Bob McDonald from Akatombo Media was kind enough to share this trick with Photoshop text layers.. Thank you!! If the arrow icon is picked, you can just push the delete key to delete the layer. That was the problem. Mariano says: Thanks, man. To resize, click on the type tool then drag the handles. In this excerpt from Photoshop CS5 for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickStart Guide, Elaine Weinmann and Peter Lourekas show you how to change the canvas size by using the Canvas Size command. HUGE thanks! To resize, click on the type tool then drag the handles.". December 6th, 2010 at 2:15 pm Now the bounding box will be enabled if you select the text with the text tool. The resize window then appears, Yes this is crap design by Adobe I agree…. No more spending hours and hours editing in photoshop trying to get the perfect size box with the right sized font. We also wish to control the text box position and size. Dae says: I’m that ‘someone somewhere’, thank you very much. Paragraph text is also easier to center on your page. These steps will not work if there is text that has been rasterized already, or if you have a non-layered image (.jpg, .png, .gif, etc.) I just wanted the type to wrap in the box as the box size was changed, and make the box size fit the text and not the other way around. I LOVE YOU MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in which the text is included as part of the image. January 7th, 2010 at 2:50 pm Every text layer will have a blue bounding box around it. If it says Layer > Type > "Convert to Point Text" then it has already been done and you are ready to resize the text box. Brian says: Thx Peter I m lucky to find this thread when i firstly got the same problem on my ps. It depends the way you have created the text to begin with. Adjust the size of the box to fit your overlay/background 3. second way ( making it paragraph text) Right click on the element again and select Filters 6. June 9th, 2009 at 4:36 am Thanks! July 9th, 2009 at 5:59 am Change text … April 16th, 2009 at 1:30 am Aimee says: oh the hours and swear-words I have wasted trying to do this by hand. But I find it a seemingly unnecessary in redundant to perform several actions in order to resize a textbox without changing its fontsize. If you hold down the control key (windows, you'd have to know what it is on apple) while in the text tool you can move the box. Choosing the font button to resize the box instead of the move tool is the key! I’ve struggled with this so many times and finally decided to Google it. Fire up the Settings app by pressing Win+I and then click the “Ease of Access” category. Once you’ve typed your text, you can adjust the font, size and color from the Character panel, or via the horizontal toolbar at the top of the Photoshop workspace.. and Comments (RSS). Your problem is you're not clicking and dragging to make the bounding box, you must just be clicking and releasing too soon. ", font=('Helvetica', '20')) #Use sticky to button took up the whole label area button.grid(row=0, column=0, sticky='nesw') MyWindow.mainloop() Result for font size 40 and 20: You can create everything from a single line of text, to a fully custom text box shape. Such a SUPER HELPFUL answer! Dehn says: Oh wow. You can change the unit of measurement for width and height by choosing from the menus to the right of the Width and Height text boxes. Kayley says: Oh my goodness, I have been searching for this process for such a long time. Save changes Choose Image→Canvas Size. Daniel says: I. The arrow USED to solve the issue. Thanks to you, I found my answer. But sometimes it doesn’t work and it doesn’t give me the "switch to Paragraph option". If you want to resize the text, select the text and change the font size on the Home tab. I drag the corner of the bounding box to adjust it. I’m so used to using CTRL-drag to quickly switch to the arrow, but when Text Tool is active, CTRL still does a resize. September 29th, 2010 at 6:16 pm In CS5 now- worth pointing out that if you use the Text tool the ‘Convert to paragraph text’ option in the Layer type is disabled. Lauren says: November 12th, 2009 at 11:03 am Christina says: Years later again….. thanks! October 4th, 2009 at 6:45 pm October 11th, 2014 at 7:21 pm 9 months ago 27 March 2020. Deselect Resample Image, because you don’t want to change the amount of image data in your photo. July 26th, 2012 at 10:43 am got me nowhere. We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. Once Converted to a Paragraph, i could Control+mouse to move my bounding box. Esko says: March 27th, 2009 at 2:52 am November 8th, 2008 at 7:37 pm Next, find your Rectangle Tool. I was editing someone else’s PSD, and they had just created a single line of text and then used returns to wrap the text. Note: If you do not see the Drawing Tools and Format tabs, make sure that you selected a picture, shape, text box, or WordArt. Saved me hours of hunting as well. Hi KCinA2, Welcome to the forums . I’ve been using Photoshop since it first came out and was constantly deleting text and starting over–probably thousands of times now. It allows me to click on the image or text box but does not allow me to change the size of it with the mouse. Jenny says: Thanks!! Now I'm away to add music to my youtube example LOL (then again maybe not), https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/25516723/New-to-Photoshop-I-want-to-enlarge-the-text-box-it's-stretching-the-text-box-instead.html, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Km91aEQxOQ. June 4th, 2011 at 2:03 pm jazz says: May 17th, 2012 at 4:42 am Under Bounding Box Type select "Scale to height of bounds" then exit out of that window. Oy! Follow these quick-and-easy steps to change your canvas size: Choose Image→Canvas Size. Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience. Choose the Horizontal Type Tool in the toolbox. You should be able to change the Text Size. I guess they just assume everyone should know this. Adding inline styles in your HTML will add to many lines at the end... plus you would need to add it to the other types of form fields such as