Not sure if it shoud do this but once I have created a text layer and then left it, if I want to return to the text layer to modify
the colour of the text. Once I select the text tool and highlight the text photoshop creates a new layer( text layer ) above the l
ayer I am trying to modify. I have watched videos on Lynda.com and this does not appear to be the default. I beleive it should hig
hlight and then allow me to select a swatch change colour and the text colour should automatically update. It does not do this.
Photoshop Extended CS4
You have to be quite accurate when clicking with the text tool. Sounds like you might be clicking slightly off the text creating a new layer. Try targeting between two letters.
Double-click on the icon in the text layer in the Layers panel to select the text.
your tips is very helpful. it seems that I have the same problem. I try to use a free header for my blog. I need to modify the text. the problem is instead of choose the layer, it create a new layer.