How to Move a Text Layer in Photoshop CS5

If you’re like me, then new text layers that you create in Photoshop CS5 rarely end up in the correct location. Whether the text ends up being different or larger, or your design ideas change, it’s rare that the initial text location ends up being the final location.

But you can easily move the location of your text with Photoshop’s Move Tool, allowing you to have complete control over the location of text that you have added in Photoshop.

 

Moving a Photoshop Text Layer

The steps in this article will assume that you have already created a text layer in your Photoshop image, and that you want to move it to a different location in the image. If you have not yet created a text layer, this article will show you how.

 

Step 1: Open the image containing the text layer that you want to move.

 

Step 2: Select the text layer from the Layers panel at the right side of the window. If the Layers panel is not visible, press the F7 key on your keyboard.

select the text layer

 

 

Step 3: Click the Move Tool at the top of the toolbox on the left side of the window.

select the move tool

 

 

Step 4: Click on the text, then drag it to your desired location. Note that you can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard for some more precise movement than you might be able to get with your mouse.

drag and move the text layer

 

 

Is there something about your text layer that you want to change? Learn how to edit a text layer in Photoshop CS5 to get it exactly how you want it to be.

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