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Text Missing

Feb 12, 2014 6:25 PM

When I add text to a project it does not show up. The text is in the layers panel but not visible in the project.

  • Trevor Dennis
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    Feb 12, 2014 6:39 PM   in reply to Joemoney73

    One of the easiest ways to locate strangely hidden Type layers, is to use Free Transform on the Type layer.  The handles and bounding box show you where it is and what size it is.  Then you can think about whether it is


    • hidden by layers higher up the stack, or
    • the same colour as the layers below it in the stack, or
    • has a blend mode that causes it not to show, or
    • has opacity or Fill turned down very low, or
    • has a Layer mask filled with Black, or
    • is off the canvas, or
    • the chosen font has nothing for the selected letters or case....
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    Feb 13, 2014 10:01 AM   in reply to Joemoney73

    Welcome to the forum.


    In addition to Trevor's excellent list, if the font size selected is too small to adequately display, it will seem invisible. If you Dbl-click on that Text Layer, you should then Select any Text that is there - you can go to the Characters Panel, and change the font size up, to display (if that is the issue).


    Good luck,



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