Photoshop Tutorial: Add Text inside a Shape

Adding text inside a shape is a quick and easy way to create visually appealing designs in Photoshop. In this tutorial, we will show you how to add text inside a shape using the Text tool and the Shape tool.


Step 1: Create the shape (optional)

If you want to add text inside a specific shape, you will need to create the shape first. You can use any shape tool in Photoshop, such as the Rectangle Tool, the Elliptical Marquee Tool, or the Polygon Tool. Once you have created the shape, fill it with a color or gradient.

Step 2: Select the Text tool

The Text tool is located in the Tools panel. It is typically represented by the letter “T”. Once you have selected the Text tool, click on your image where you want to place the text.

Step 3: Select a font and size

In the Options bar, you can select the font, size, style, and color of your text. You can also adjust the justification of the text, which controls how the text is aligned within the shape.

Step 4: Add the text

Start typing your text inside the shape. The text will automatically wrap around the shape as you type. You can resize the shape or the text by dragging the handles of the shape or the text box, respectively.

Step 5: Add effects (optional)

You can add effects to your text to make it stand out more. For example, you can apply a drop shadow, inner shadow, or outline to the text. You can also adjust the opacity of the text to make it more or less transparent.

Step 6: Save the image

Once you are satisfied with the result, save your image. You can save it as a JPEG, PNG, or PSD file.