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How to Highlight Text in Photoshop

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In this tutorial on how to highlight in Photoshop, you will learn how to highlight text in Photoshop. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can learn highlighting text in Photoshop, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the first time.

What You Will Learn in This Tutorial

  • How to highlight text in Photoshop
  • How to highlight a font in Photoshop
  • How to add highlight text in Photoshop

How to Highlight Text in Photoshop

Step 1

In this section, we are going to cover highlighting text in Photoshop. I'll use the text design below, made using Typeday Modern Logo Font Family for a demonstration purposes, and highlight the word Highlight.

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Step 2

Now select the Background layer, choose the Rectangle Tool (U), and click and drag inside the canvas to create a new rectangle shape layer in the size of the word Highlight. Then, set the Shape Fill Type to #ffff00 and Shape Stroke Type to No Color.

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Step 3

Press Control-T on your keyboard to transform this layer, and set the Width and Height as you like, depending on how much you want to offset the highlight of the text. If you want to have an equal highlight offset on all sides, make sure to click on the Link icon between Width and Height to maintain the aspect ratio. Otherwise, uncheck the Link icon and adjust the Width and Height separately. You can also use the Move Tool (V) once you've transformed the shape to position it as you like. Here is my result:

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You Made It!

Congratulations, you have succeeded! You've learned how to highlight in Photoshop, how to highlight a font in Photoshop, and how to add highlight text in Photoshop. Here is our final result:

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