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CLICKING WITH THE TYPE TOOL TRICK

Here's one I learned from my buddy Matt Kloskowski, and it's something that has been driving me crazy for years, and I had no idea there was a way around it. It happens when you've already got some Type layers in your document, and you want to create some new type. When you click the Type tool (T) within your document, if you're anywhere in the vicinity of any other type, Photoshop thinks you want to add to that type (rather than creating some new type), so it puts your cursor in with your existing Type layer. Arrrrrggghh! Here's how to get around it—just hold the Shift key before you click the Type tool, and it ignores any nearby Type layers, letting you create a brand new string of type. Thanks to Matt for keeping me (us) from standing out on a ledge somewhere.


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