I recently downloaded Photoshop from the Cloud. When I try to use the text tool the whole canvas turns black. I can turn it back on by toggling the eye open and shut on the layer but when I try to write text again the screen turns black again and soon as I click the image. Any suggestions?
Hi Mary. It could be that the text is way too big for the image size. I like to set Preferences > Units and rulers so that Type is set to mm (or inches) instead of the default Points. That way, if I know the image size is say 10x8, and I set a type layer at 2, I know I can expect the type to be 25% the height of the image.
But it could also be a video card driver issue. Especially - it would seem - if you are using Windows 8.
So create a new image document, and make something like 1500 x 1000 pixels, and try the type tool again. That should give you plenty of room. If you still have a problem, tell us what your system is, including operating system version.
The text size was not the problem. My system specs are here.
Intel Celeron CPU B820 170GHz
Installed RAM 4.00 GB
64 bit operating system x 64 bit processor
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