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why won't text show up?

Postby Snivijamie » Wed Jan 07, 2009 6:54 pm

This seems like the most basic question I have ever had regarding photoshop but I'm getting irritated so I needed to turn somewhere...

I have a text field...but when I type, the text doesn't show up. If I exit the field, the title in my layers panel is that of which I typed but I cannot see the text. I am typing in black text over a grey background. Why is this happening?

I restarted my computer and restarted photoshop but it's still the same.

Any ideas?
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Re: why won't text show up?

Postby Curieuske » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:11 pm

Hey,

mayby is the position of your text layer wrong, change the layer order.

Mayby is the text layer not active.

Can you post a screenshot?

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Re: why won't text show up?

Postby Snivijamie » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:20 pm

Here is the screenshot. The layers are all active and the layer is at the top and should be visible

On the left side of the logo, there should be text, simply reading "DISNE"

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Re: why won't text show up?

Postby Curieuske » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:39 pm

Hey,

are you shure, the text is black, post a screen shot when the text layer is active.

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Re: why won't text show up?

Postby Snivijamie » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:43 pm

I'm absolutely positive the text is black...

Part of the problem is that I can't even see the text as I'm typing it. I know it's there because the text shows in the layers panel.

I have changed the size of the text and color and pretty much everything I can think of. I don't think it will be of any help if I post a SS of the text layer when it is active because you still cannot see the text anyway.

Could it be a glitch? I have never experienced this with CS3(in the past)...(I'm using CS4 now)

By no means am I a beginner photoshop user so I am baffled.
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Re: why won't text show up?

Postby Snivijamie » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:51 pm

Here's the SS you were asking for.

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Re: why won't text show up?

Postby Snivijamie » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:11 pm

SOLVED IT! Thanks for the help.
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Re: why won't text show up?

Postby Igjoe » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:19 pm

I know you already solved it, but I'll put this here for future reference.

If it's just being glitchy try clearing your preferences. Here are a couple ways of doing that:

1. Hold down Ctrl+Alt+Shift (Mac: Command+Option+Shift) while starting Photoshop. A dialog box will appear asking if you wish to delete the preferences file.

2. You can also simply search your hard drive for a *.psp file and delete it. It will be called something along the lines of "Adobe Photoshop X Prefs.psp".

Under Win 2k/XP the preference file will be found at:
%windir%\Documents and Settings\~username\Application Data\Adobe\Photoshop\[version #]\Adobe Photoshop [version #] Settings

[NOTE: You need to set Window's Explorer Options to "View Hidden Files and Folders" to display the Preference file]

This is something I found on the Adobe forums awhile back when my Photoshop was acting weird.
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Re: why won't text show up?

Postby JoeyE » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:13 am

Hey could u plz show me he steps on how u fixed it i have the same problem and i am getting very irritated >:( of it plz help :(
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Re: why won't text show up?

Postby Laner » Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:47 am

i actually joined this forum to let you know, snivijamie , how annoying you are!

Did it enter your hed that maybe...." SOLVED IT! Thanks for the help." ....dosnt help ANYONE with a similar problem??
maybe you could come back some time and fill everyone else in on the solution????
other wise, this thread is totally irrelivant and a waste of space and time.
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