What version of PS are you using? I am using PS CC 2014. I do not have that menu option, I do have a convert to Point Text, but not paragraph. Okay, having said that I think I know where the problem is, even with different versions of Photoshop. PS has 3 types of text, Curved text which allows you to place text along a curve, Paragraph text where you can create and edit text just like in a Publishing program, and Point text. Point text is what we are most commonly used to. You click one of the text tools, click on the layer and start typing or pasting your text. Point text is created in a straight line from where you clicked in the layer, it cannot be edited. Where we both made the mistake is that we created Point text, which cannot be edited. To create Paragraph text, you first click on the layer AND drag the cursor. A bounding box will be formed, you type or paste your text here, and you have a paragraph. It is just like adding text to a text box in a publishing program. If the text is too long for the line, it simply flows to the next line and so on. All the editing features you want to use are available. It is so easy, I had to give myself a head slap for missing it J You can also do a few transformations to the box.
I was referring to how, when you put some text down on a page, you select it and then click on Type > Convert to Paragraph Text.
It is only then that you can select the options to justify it, etc.
I don't usually bother with word, unless I'm forced to.
On 3/25/2015 2:22 PM, 'Beauregard Waller' firstname.lastname@example.org [photoshop-beginners] wrote:
There is no such thing as artistic text vs paragraph text. A paragraph is simply a formatting style, and it can be designed many ways, hanging text, indented, etc. I think you are simply confusing the idea of fancy fonts and standard text fonts. They are all treated the same way. The thing you have to remember, PS is NOT Word, that may seem to be obvious, but I have run into this problem as well. When you open a Word document, all of the various Justification modes, i.e. Right, Left, Center, et al are based on the center of the text frame. The text frame is contained on the your document page. PS is different, it does NOT have Justification! What you think is Justification is simply text alignment around the center of the text. An Experiment, create a blank document, in the middle write a long word, like
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