• Creating and Resizing Text Boxes in Photoshop or PSE

    This is a question that we are asked from time to time: how to resize text boxes without distorting the type. Here's a simple guide to creating and resizing text boxes on your digital project.

    Begin by opening a digital project or a new document.
    Get the Text tool.
    Click and drag out a box on your document.
    Type out your text.
    Before you tick the confirmation checkmark (below the text or in the Options bar across the top of the page) you can resize the text box by dragging out one of the handles of the bounding box.
    When you are happy with the size, tick the confirmation checkmark.

    Now the tricky part comes after you have changed tools and are working on your project. If at this point you need to change the size of your text box, you can get a bounding box around the text box by using the Move tool or pressing Ctrl T (Mac: Cmd T) on your keyboard. What you'll notice when you try to resize the text box is that the text gets distorted, causing a funhouse effect.
    The trick is to double-click the T icon in the layers panel to select all of the text in that text box. Now you can resize the text box using the corner or side handles without distorting the text.