In CS6 when I put the text tool inside a path the cursor now turns into a Text I beam inside a dotted circle with arrowhead and any text typed tries to stay within the path but like other releases of Photoshop its not perfect. Adobe has changed many of Photoshop cursors in CS6. Adobe does not seem to know when to leave thing that work alone they rather break things these day IMO. CS6 is by far the buggiest version of Photoshop ever. Is your Path a closed one ?
The path is closed. And it doesn't matter if I put my cursor inside a marquee selection area or any kind of path it still wont activate text in shape cursor like it used to. There must just be a new way to do this that I cant seem to find.
Just figured it out. You apparently have to create a "shape" layer first. Then place the text cursor over the shape layer. Now when you start typing it makes a new text layer with a new path thats the same shape as the one in shape layer built into it.
Kind a weird because it adds the step of having to go back & delete the shape layer. But hey, as long as it works I'm happy...
Thanks for the help JJ
Just figured it out. You apparently have to create a "shape" layer first.
That's strange because I don't find it necessary to create a Shape layer in CS6, and I don't think JJ needs to create a Shape.
I can create a closed path, Work Path for example, position Type Tool pointer inside path to see the dotted circle pointer, click on canvas then start typing.
I with conroy no need for me to create a shape layer. I can use the pen tool or shape tools and just create a closed path then use the text tool with the path active.
Hmmmm... No idea? I've tried every possible setting, but unless it's shape I cant place text in it...
But thanks for the help...
I had the same experience as Ptauty. Thanks for this thread.
I find that, within the Shape Tool with Paths option selected, any shape can be typed inside except a closed path created with the line shape. For some reason I can't get the "type inside path" icon (I-beam), though I can type on the path.
If I need an irregular shape, I must use the Freeform Pen tool to create a closed path.
Hope this helps someone else.
I know this is quite a while since your inquiry but I believe I have an answer to this. I tried and it worked for me.
After you have created your closed path, load your path as a selection (Click on the dotted circle at bottom of Paths window). Then invert the selection (Select - Inverse) and then make work path from selection. When you type on the path it will place the type inside the path.
Hope this helps.