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Part 1. Learning the Ropes > Controlling How Tools Behave

Controlling How Tools Behave

After you choose a tool from the toolbox, you can change settings in the Options bar that control its effect. Try it with the Horizontal Type tool.

In the toolbox, click the Horizontal Type tool, or press T. Settings for the tool appear in the Options bar.

Choose a Font Style and Font Size from the pop-up menus in the Options bar.

Use the Font pop-up menu to choose a new font for your text, such as Minya Nouvelle.

Click the Text Color box; the Color Picker window opens.

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I'm So Confused!

If the settings in the Options bar don't seem to be what you're looking for, check to make sure you haven't switched tools accidentally. Remember, each tool has different settings in the Options bar.


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Hit Reset

The very first button on the Options bar has the same icon as whatever tool you're using. Click it to see a pop-up menu you can use to reset the options for the current tool or for all tools.


In the Color Picker, click in the color space to choose a color.

Click OK.

Type some text, such as Flamingo Bash.

Click the Save button to save your work.


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