Find quick steps on how to use the Type tool in Photoshop on the iPad.
Adding and editing text is another important way to enhance your composites in Photoshop on your iPad. You can create a type layer, edit the text and attributes, and apply layer commands.
To access the Type tool, do any of the following:
Setting vertical text in Photoshop on the iPad is not available. However, vertical text frames are visible and supported if the document was first created in Photoshop on the desktop.
Use point text to add a few words like a heading or title to your document in Photoshop on the iPad.
To add point text, do the following:
Use paragraph text to add a paragraph of text to your document. Click and drag the cursor on the canvas to create a bounding box in which you can type your paragraph. This helps you efficiently edit and align the paragraph later.
To add paragraph text, do the following:
In the Layer Properties panel, you can edit and modify various attributes of your active text layer:
Adobe is working to add Kerning to Photoshop on the iPad in future releases.
Under Text, tap font type and font style fields to view the drop-down list and select the desired option.
Line and character spacing: You can adjust the line and character spacing in your text by either manually typing in the desired Font size, Tracking, Leading, Baseline shift, Vertical scale, and Horizontal scale, or using the slider to set a value.
To learn more about line and character spacing, see Line and character spacing in Photoshop desktop.
Character formatting: Set a color for your text from the color box. You can also play around with character formatting options — Auto leading, All caps, Small caps, Superscript, Subscript, Underline, and Strikethrough.
To learn more about character formatting, see Format characters in Photoshop desktop.
Under Paragraph, you can select a suitable option to align and justify your text.
Under Blending options, you can use the Opacity slider to change the opacity of your text. Also, you can select a Blend Mode for your text. To learn more about blending options, see Work with layers.
Adds a clipped adjustment layer to your type layer. To learn more about clipped adjustments, see Work with layers.
To view, browse, and add Adobe or custom fonts in the font picker, follow these quick steps:
1. Select a text layer on the canvas to bring up the Layer Properties panel where you can locate the font dropdown.
2. Tap this font dropdown to display the font browser menu where you can search for tons of system fonts.
3. Choose your preferred font from the Recent list of fonts and variations of your preferred font will appear in the following panel.
4. Tap More fonts to access popular Adobe Fonts by Type (tag). You can also tap the Creative Cloud mobile app link at the bottom of the panel and follow the prompts to add more fonts.
5. Tap the magnifying glass icon at the top of the panel to search for fonts by name.
Users with Creative Cloud accounts can view and tap the '+' icon to add custom (non-proprietary), TTF, or OTF fonts to the font picker. However, this icon is not available for users with enterprise or team accounts.
In Photoshop on the iPad, not all fonts are available by default when you work with the Type tool. If there is a font in your document that is not available on your iPad and you try to edit text, the font gets substituted with another font that is available on your iPad. On attempting to transform text, the type layer is flattened to pixels without losing your font.
Photoshop on the iPad automatically finds and updates any missing font in your photoshop document if the font is available in Adobe Fonts. You no longer have to worry about having missing font errors when working on a Type layer. When you open a document that contains fonts you don’t currently have installed on your device, Photoshop on the iPad automatically activates Adobe Fonts in the background without you having to close your document.
If your Photoshop document has a font that is not available on your iPad, you will see a sync icon on the Type layer in the layer properties panel. It means Photoshop on the iPad is looking for that missing font in Adobe Fonts. If the same font is available in Adobe Fonts, Photoshop will find and download it for the current session and replace the sync icon with a 'T'.
Also, with the free Adobe Creative Cloud mobile app for iOS, you can browse and install more than 1,300 fonts. If you have a paid Creative Cloud plan, that increases your font selection to more than 18,000 fonts. Any fonts you install via the Adobe Creative Cloud mobile app is available for use in Photoshop on your iPad.
You can also install the missing fonts on your iPad (iOS13.1 and later versions) using Adobe’s Creative Cloud mobile app for iOS.
To learn more about missing fonts and accent characters, see: