How to Highlight Text in Photoshop

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Learn how to highlight text in Photoshop using one of these simple techniques.

Step 1: Add Tour Text

Add a Text Layer in Photoshop using the Type Tool.

You can also use a screenshot of the paragraph of text you want to highlight.

Step 2: Highlight Text Photoshop Action

In Photoshop you don't have a highlight text button like in Word for example.

This is why you have to use other methods for this task.

So, to highlight a text in Photoshop you can use one of these methods:

  • Photoshop action to create highlighted text effect . This free Photoshop action will create a highlight text effect in just a few seconds. You have 7 highlight effects to choose from like ribbon, outline, underline, highlight, etc.
  • Use the Brush Tool to create highlighted text. You can use a simple round brush or you can use a marker brush for more realistic results.

Step 3: Highlight Text Using the Brush Tool

Another method is to use the Brush Tool. Use a regular round brush and a color that you like for example yellow or green.

  1. Create a new layer above the Text Layer. Hold down the Shift key and drag the brush across the text. For now the text will be covered by the color.
  2. Set the blend mode of the Highlight Layer to Multiply(if you have a screenshot with a text) or simply place the layer below the Text Layer.

Step 4: Highlighted Text in Photoshop

So this is how you can highlight text in Photoshop. You can either use the Photoshop action or you can use the Brush Tool and a simple brush

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