How to Use Larger than 72 PT Font Size in Photoshop CS5

If you are working on a project in Photoshop that needs to be at a really high resolution, then you have likely encountered an issue where you cannot make your text large enough. Photoshop CS5 has a drop-down menu for font sizes, but it only goes as high as 72 pt. Fortunately, however, you can use higher font sizes. You simply need to manually enter the font size that you want to use.

This article will teach you how to set your custom font size, then create a new text layer in your image with that font size.


Getting a Font Size Larger than 72 pt in Photoshop CS5

The steps in this article are going to teach you how to create a new text layer that is larger than 72 pt. If you want to make an existing font size larger than 72 pt, then you will need to follow the steps in this article to learn how to edit existing Photoshop text layers, then apply the steps below to your selected text.


Step 1: Open your image in Photoshop CS5.


Step 2: Click the Horizontal Type Tool from the toolbox at the left side of the window.

click the horizontal type tool



Step 3: Click inside the Set the font size field in the text toolbar at the top of the window. Note that you should be clicking inside the field rather than clicking the arrow to the right of it.

click inside the font size field



Step 4: Delete the current pt size and enter your desired size. In the example image below, I am going to use a 200 pt font size. Press Enter on your keyboard after you have made the change.

enter your desired new font size



You can then click on your image and create a new text layer using the larger font size that you just specified.


Do you need to rasterize your text, or are you attempting to share a picture with someone, but they don’t have a font that you used? Learn how to convert your text layer to an image layer and fix errors that occur with incompatible fonts. newsletter

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