I’m not sure that I’m following exactly where you are having the problem. In this tutorial, if you already have the text in your document, you need to select the text tool and then click next to the text that you want to change and drag to select it. Sometimes it is a little tricky to select the text. Photoshop starts a new text layer.
As an experiment, you can try going to the Layers panel and select the text layer. Then choose a new color. That will change all the text in that layer (both lines) rather than just the top line of text. But then will know if it is a selection issue or a problem picking a new color.
Michael, Thank you.
I did try that, but either I did it wrong or still not understanding. Also, it seems to be creating new (seemingly empty) layers all itself, as I try change the color. I think I need to factory reset on my copy of Photoshop maybe?
I worked on a 3D tutorial the other day and I'm afraid I have something checked that has become a default for my text. Is that possible? There were lots of layers and merging and all sorts of things I did.
I see that you are in 3D land. A whole different ballgame. If you want to edit the 3D text this video may help. It helped me.
He doesn’t go into the color change in the video, but I think I figured it out.
To change the color, in the 3D panel find the layer with your text and then under it click on the Front Inflation material, or Front Bevel material, etc. Then in the properties panel you can click the Text color box and choose a new color.
If you did get into some new default state, you can reset your preferences to get back to the standard set. Here is a page that will help with that:
Hope that helps. I learned something here myself, so thanks for the question.