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How to Change the Color of Text in Photoshop

Last updated on May 28, 2024 by Waseem Abbas

Do you want to change the color of your text in Photoshop? Choosing the right colors for your text can make a huge difference in your graphics. In this article, we will show you how to change the color of text in Photoshop.

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Changing the Color of Your Text Using Photoshop

The first thing that you need to do is place text on your image. To do so, open your image in Photoshop. Then, select the Horizontal Type Tool. You can access this tool by pressing keyboard shortcut T or clicking on the T icon in the left-hand toolbar.

photoshop horizontal type tool

Then, click anywhere on the image to create a text bar where you can type. Photoshop will automatically populate the text box with Lorem Ipsum text:

headline text bar in photoshop

If you want to customize the dimensions of your text box, click once and drag. This allows you to create a text box in the size you need. You can also adjust the dimensions of the text box by dragging the handles at the corners and midpoints:

text box in photoshop

Now, delete the Lorem Ipsum text and type your own into the text box or bar. 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.

The upper toolbar, also contains options to customize the kerning and spacing.

To change the color of the text, click the color swatch at the top right of the toolbar. 

photoshop color picker for text

This action displays the color picker, where you can either use one of your default colors, choose a new color, or sample a color from your image to change your text color. You can also input your own color values using a Hex or hexadecimal value.

how to change the color of text in photoshop

That’s it! Now you know the basics of changing the color of text in Photoshop, along with a couple of extra text editing tips! This is an easy and fun process for adding text to photos when creating graphics, signs, flyers and other materials. 

We hope this article has helped you to learn how to change the color of text in Photoshop. If you want to get a lot more creative with text, you may also want to check out our guide on how to create a typography portrait in Photoshop.

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