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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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How Do I...

?QUICKLY SELECT MY TEXT?
Double-click on the Type layer thumbnail (the thing with the T on it) in the Layers panel. That selects all of the type on that Type layer.
?QUICKLY SEE WHAT DIFFERENT FONT FAMILIES WILL LOOK LIKE ON MY TEXT?
First, double-click the Type layer to select your text. Then click once in the Font Family pop-up menu. Use your Up and Down Arrow key to cycle up or down your font list and preview onscreen what a different font will look like. If you don’t like any of them, just press the Esc key.
?HIDE THE HIGHLIGHT AROUND MY TEXT WHEN I’M TRYING TO SEE WHAT A DIFFERENT FONT LOOKS LIKE?
Press Command-H (PC: Ctrl-H). Make sure you remember you did it, though, and press it again to see the highlight later.
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