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Text on background

In this beginners lesson we're going to enter some text and then add some background color underneath.

 
  Author: mat | Version: CS5 | 18th October 2011 |  
 
 
1.
 

Open a new document and choose the Horizontal Type Tool (T).

 
 
2.
 

Choose the Font color...

 
 
3.
 

...and Font.

 
 
4.
 

Click the document and enter some text.

 
 
5.
 

Click Commit button to commit the text changes (see picture).

 
 
6.
 

Create a new layer button.

 
 
7.
 

Choose the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M)...

 
 
8.
 

... and select the area you want to add as a background for your text.

 
 
9.
 

In the menu click Edit and choose Fill...

In the Fill settings window choose Color... for the Use option...

 
 
10.
 

...and choose a color of your choice.

Just any color you want, just watch it doesn't clash with the text color.

Click OK and click OK.

 
 
11.
 

This is how it looks like now.

 
 
12.
 

Click and hold the layer you created before...

 
 
13.
 

...and drag it beneath the text layer.

 
 
14.
 

Your text on a color background is done.

 
 
 
   
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