Do you want to learn how to highlight text in Photoshop? Check this guide with different methods of how to cope with this task.
The main function of a highlighter is to focus viewers’ attention on a specific text segment. As Photoshop does not have a special tool for this task, users can try two different methods to achieve the necessary result.
You can achieve a highlight effect under the text with a perfect geometric form, you need to modify the underlines created using a copy of the text. This is one of the most popular methods described in Photoshop tutorials and I will show you how it works.
If you already have the background picture you like, import it into Photoshop by dragging and dropping or click the Open button.
If you don’t have such an image, then create a new document by pressing Cmd+N (Mac) or Ctrl+N (Windows). Go to “File” > “Create”. Click New or Start New in the Start workspace. Right-click an open document and choose New Document from the context menu.
On the Layer panel, create a new layer. Click on the text icon and type the necessary phrase in a selected font and style. You can achieve a more pronounced effect if you make text bold in Photoshop.
Copy the text on a new layer by pressing the Ctrl + J key combination. Select the color of text using the color palette.
Highlight the lower part of the text and open Window > Character “Underline”, then choose the “Underline Text” option. This is a fully automatic tool that creates a geometrically correct underline at a balanced distance above and below, as well as on the sides of the text.
The next step you need to do to highlight text in Photoshop is to convert the text into a shape. Right-click on the layer name and choose the “Convert to Shape” option from the drop-down list. Be careful, as it is impossible to edit the text after such an action.
Use Path Selection Tool (A) to highlight the whole text (except underline) and remove text in Photoshop. This way you should only have underlines on the workspace.
To to end up with the effect commonly found in Photoshop manipulation tutorial use the up arrow key on your keyboard. Move the anchor points up until you get the desired size of a rectangle.
That is! Now you know how to add highlights to text in Photoshop.
If a picture requires editing, and you don't have time to do this, then contact professionals.
Another way to add highlight in Photoshop involves creating rectangles behind the text with a different color. However, this method requires great accuracy and professionalism to balance the distance between the text and the sides of a rectangle. It is more time-consuming and requires more effort than the first method. The final choice depends on a user and his/her preferences.
Open any background picture.
Choose the Rectangle Tool on the toolbar and create a rectangle of the desired size and color. I made it white, but you can apply any shade you like.
Locate the rectangle the way you need.
Select the Text tool from the toolbar. Colorize the text using the Color panel. Choose a color other than that of the rectangle.
Type text anywhere in the workspace.
Select the Text layer and the rectangle layer using the Shift key.
Align both elements to the center and horizontally using the auto-align feature in the top bar.
By pressing the Alt key, you can resize the rectangle, making it wider or thinner.
Now you know how to highlight text in Photoshop.
If you need to edit color or words, then you should make all the changes before you merge layers in Photoshop.