How To Justify Text In Photoshop

Correct placement of text within an image can make or break it, and artists use many ways to incorporate text into their work. Do you need clarification on how you will align your design text? We’ve got just the tutorial for you. 

To justify all of your text, first select the text layer you want to justify. Then, with your text layer selected, go to the top menu and click on Type > Paragraph > Justify All. This will justify your text to the left and right edges of the text box.

To learn more about different ways in which text can be justified, read ahead. 

Why Is Justifying Text Important?

Justifying text is important because it creates a visually appealing, evenly spaced look to the text. It also adds consistency to the page, making it easier to scan and read. 

Justifying text can also make it easier to fit text into a certain space on a page, making it easier to create layouts and designs. 

What Are The Different Types Of Text Justification?

There are several different types of ways in which text is justified. Let us look at some.

  • Left Justification: The default type of text justification, where the text is aligned to the left side of the page.
  • Right Justification: Text is aligned to the right side of the page.
  • Centered Justification: Text is aligned in the center of the page.
  • Full Justification: Text is spaced evenly across the page, with the left and right sides of the text being aligned.
  • Block Justification: Text is aligned to the left and right sides of the page, creating a text block.
  • Flush Justification: Text is aligned to the left and right sides of the page, but without creating a text block.

How To Justify Text In Photoshop?

Below we explain how to carry out all the different types of justification. 

How To Justify Text Left In Photoshop?

To align text towards the text:

  1. Select the “Type” tool from the toolbar.
  2. Click on the text layer you want to adjust in the Layers Panel.
  3. Click the “Paragraph” button in the top options bar.
  4. Select the “Justify Left” option from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click “OK” to apply the changes.

How To Justify Text Right In Photoshop?

To align text right:

  1. Select the text layer in the Layers panel.
  2. Click on the “Align” icon in the Options bar.
  3. Select “Right Align” from the drop-down menu.
  4. The text should now be right justified.

How To Fully Justify Text In Photoshop?

To fully justify text:

  1. Select the text layer you want to justify in the Layers panel.
  2. Select “Paragraph” from the Character panel.
  3. Click the “Justification” drop-down menu in the lower-left corner of the Character panel.
  4. Select “Full Justify” from the list of options.
  5. Click the “OK” button to apply the justification to your text.

How To Block Justify Text In Photoshop?

Follow the steps to get block justify.

  1. Select the Type Tool (T) from the Tools panel.
  2. Select the text layer you want to justify in the Layers panel.
  3. Select Justify All from the Character panel. 
  4. Select the paragraph you wish to block justify.
  5. Select Justify Left and Justify Right from the Paragraph panel.
  6. Select the Area Type Tool (Shift + T) from the Tools panel.
  7. Click and drag across the text you want to block justify.
  8. Select Justify All from the Character panel.

How To Flush Justify Text In Photoshop?

To achieve flush justification:

  1. Select the text layer you wish to justify in the Layers panel.
  2. Select the Text tool from the Toolbox.
  3. Click the Justify button in the Options bar.
  4. Click the desired justification option from the drop-down menu.
  5. Click the Commit Any Current Edits button (checkmark icon) in the Options bar.
  6. Select a new tool or press the Esc key to commit the changes.

How To Adjust Space Between Lines Of Text In Photoshop?

To adjust space between the lines of text:

  1. Select the text tool (T) from the Photoshop toolbox.
  2. Click on the text where you want to adjust the line spacing.
  3. Select the “Leading” option in the Character palette and use the slider to adjust the space between the lines.
  4. You can manually enter a value in the “Leading” box to adjust the space between the lines.
  5. You can also adjust the line spacing by selecting all the text and using the keyboard shortcuts (Alt + Up arrow/Down arrow).

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How To Adjust Space Between Text Characters In Photoshop?

To adjust the space between text characters:

  1. Select the Type Tool from the Tools palette.
  2. Select the text you wish to adjust.
  3. Select the Character palette from the Window menu.
  4. Find the “Tracking” option in the Character palette and use the slider to adjust the space between the text characters.
  5. When you are finished, click “OK” to apply the changes.

Conclusion

Aligning text can help achieve immense coherence in your designs with headings and labels. This article has walked you through all the different types of justifications to help enhance designs.