I am new to Photoshop Elements, using Elements 11, and my first project is to make a photo book for a recent trip. I have figured out importing the pictures and titles. I want to include a 3000 word story on 3 or 4 pages. I have spent hours trying to do this. I thought I would be able to easily copy and paste from Word but that isn't working for me. I have retyping the whole thing in "Your Text Here". I can't seem to make it work. Pane sizing is an issue. Editing after I have typed several paragraphs. I am about to give up. I can't locate any tutorials etc on how to do this. I bought Elements 11 for Dummys and they might as well have skipped photo books. It was useless. Can someone give me some guidance please?
Try creating a new page template in expert mode.
File >> New >> Blank File
Select your page size height and width and background color and use 300 ppi for printing.
Then select the T tool, click top left, and copy and paste your text.
Save as jpeg and add it to your book as an image and use the bounding box to scale/re-size.
Note you may have to click inside the text area and add the carriage return as it’s not easy to justify text in elements.
I would suggest you first save as PSD that will preserve the text layer as a separate layer. You can then re-open the PSD file at any time e.g. if you decide to edit any of the text. Treat it as your master file and use it to save a fresh jpeg whenever needed.