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Text Tool 2.0***

Text tool.2.0*** New & improved with kerning, drop shadows, the ability to select and view new font styles.The ability to have the text on it’s own layer so a low opacity rectangle can be created behind it.The ability to Blend a must.Let’s take this new Text tool out of the 80’s so we can impress our clients.

11 comments on “Text Tool 2.0***”

  1. On December 1, 2018 at 8:26 pm John Kenneth Haley wrote:

    The current text tool is great for adding copyright etc., but an improved text tool as suggested would take its use and flexibility to a whole new level.

  2. On December 24, 2018 at 6:21 pm Jeff Nemetz wrote:

    The ability to enhance text has been a staple of PS since I started using it in 1998. Plain text does nothing for enhancing an image after creating a great product to deliver to clients. With all of the enhancements available, it would be a shame to have to open the image in PS to have enhanceable text…especially with all of the great improvements in 2019 to make the work flow so much easier. At present, it would be the same as writing a business brochure in Notepad instead of Word or in Publisher or another equivalent program.

  3. On December 27, 2018 at 9:41 am Waldemar Cuevas wrote:

    Amen, love your ideas . . . something for the future. I appreciate finally getting a text tool and I hope On1 continues refining it.

  4. On January 2, 2019 at 11:35 am Greg Boyle wrote:

    This would be terrific. I would love to see these additions sometime in 2019.

  5. On January 11, 2019 at 3:26 pm Mark Allen wrote:

    Improving this would stop folks leaving the program and going to Photoshop. I started using PS when it was V0.78, black and white and a very basic desktop publishing program. It’s so long ago I can’t remember the year. But even way back then it had some of the tools mentioned here ;)

  6. On January 11, 2019 at 7:48 pm Mark Dietsch wrote:

    We’re getting closer to having a Photoshop replacement… just not quite there yet. I agree with previous comments… we’ve got to have this one!

  7. On January 12, 2019 at 4:36 pm Raymond Perry wrote:

    I agree the text tool need a lot of work. Photoshop allows for styles to be added and so much more .Please makes it better..it is so bland , but it could be so great.

  8. On January 16, 2019 at 7:19 am Janice Luttner wrote:

    Absolutely agree with these suggestions to improve the text tool. I am still having some difficulty just moving/positioning the text box. Perhaps a “move” checkbox to make this switch easier?

  9. On February 10, 2019 at 11:43 am Leroy Casterline wrote:

    This is essential for me at some point. I haven’t upgraded PS since they started renting it so I’m still using CS6 with an eye to getting rid of it entirely. This would help.

    In the mean time, you might be able to use Inkscape for text if you don’t have something else. It’s free and supports text at least as well as CS6 (kerning, paths, layers, blend modes, etc) and of course has extensive vector support as well, which can be fun with text. The only bitmap export format is PNG as I recall, but it will save in many vector formats.

  10. On May 16, 2019 at 2:12 pm Dan Harlacher wrote:

    We made some improvements with 2019.5. You can now adjust the line and character spacing, the box opacity and color, add text from metadata, duplicate and change order of text boxes. We still have more planned for the future too. Thanks for your patience as we improve this new feature.

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