by Julieanne Kost
• To warp multiple layers of text as a single unit, first convert the layers into a Smart Object, then add the warp.
• When creating point type, holding the Command (Mac) | Control (Win) allows the repositioning and scaling of the text. To constrain the proportions of the type while scaling, add the shift key).
• Command + Return (Mac) | Control + Enter (Win) commits the text.
• Shift-click the Type tool in the image area to create a new type layer when close to another type block. (Adding the shift key prevents Photoshop from auto selecting nearby text).
• While the type in the image is selected, Command + H (Mac) | Control + B (Win) + H will hide the selected “reversed out” type enabling a more accurate preview of the type (especially when selecting at color).
• Option + Delete (Mac) | Alt + Backspace (Win) fills any selected type with the foreground color. Command + Delete (Mac) | Control + Backspace (Win) fills any selected type with the background color. If the type layer is selected, but no individual letters within the text block are selected (there isn’t any text insertion point in the text), these shortcuts will change the color of all of the type on a layer.