Is it possible, without having to use my mouse to manually select a different tool, to move from editing type on one layer to type on a different layer?
Here's my frustration: when I'm editing type on one layer, I would love to be able to use a keyboard command to "refresh" the Type tool and then be able to click on another text layer and start editing there.
But of course, whatever key I use to try and do that -- for example, typing M to select the Move tool -- simply types an "m" into the selected text layer.
If memory serves me well (and it might not), I thought there was a keyboard command to do this in a long ago and far away version of Photoshop. Something that might have been lost in subsequent releases.
The only way I know how to do this now is: (1) edit text in first layer, then (2) use my mouse to select a different tool from the Tool palette, then (3) reselect the Text tool (or use the T keyboard command for that, and then (4) select the second text layer that I want to edit.
Simply one too many clicks for my liking.
can't you just do it this way:
1. edit the text in your current layer - and don't hit 'enter' when you're finished typing your text, just leave the cursor flashing on your document
2. click on a different layer (on the layers panel) that you want to edit next
3. move your cursor back into your document to edit the next bit of text on the layer you just selected - this way, the text tool is still your active tool, you never have to switch tools
Hey, boo radley:
hadn't thought of that. So very simple. Thank you!