Type Layer VS Text Box

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Digital Scrapper Quick Tip, Type Tool

Type Layer VS Text Box by Jenifer Juris

Understand the difference between a simple type layer and a containing text box, and learn where each is most helpful.

Simple Type Layer

  • Use a simple type layer for titles and dates.
  • To create a simple type layer, get the Horizontal Type tool, click once on the document, type a word or phrase, and click the checkmark to commit the change.

Containing Text Box

  • Use a containing text box for journaling.
  • To create a containing text box, get the Horizontal Type tool, click and drag a small selection on the document, type a paragraph of journaling, and click the checkmark to commit the change.
  • The text box can be transformed while typing by clicking and dragging on the bounding box handles.


This tip is for both Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop.





Page & Photos: Jenifer Juris
Kit: Oh So Cute by Aprilisa Designs
Fonts: Josefin Sans, Hello Sakura


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3 Responses

  1. Margaret
    | Reply

    Thank you!

  2. Terri L Fullerton
    | Reply

    NIcely done Jenifer!

  3. Vivian
    | Reply

    Thank you Jenifer. Very informative. I needed this lesson!

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