Dave. – user13517 Jun 21 '13 at 17:21 Are you sure you have chosen the text-tool, and with a font-size that is actually big enough to see? the layer you are putting text in, is behind something else. 2 Likes Translate. I'm just poking around with everything that even looks like I could change the color and it's still white. Photoshop is not always the most user friendly of programs. Go an look in your layers-panel and see if the sorting of layers are wrong. Sorry Praveen that is not a genuine licensed copy of Photoshop. Here are a few thoughts. 3. Jump to answer. Dave. I have black text on a black background with a white outline. I go to highlight the text and change the color to black, at the top of the screen on the toolbar, and the color won't change. And like you, at anything below 100% zoom, the cursor was showing. Maybe: You are using the text-tool on a layer where text is "not allowed". My welcome screen does not show any pics or the Home, Lr Photos, Create New and Open buttons etc. 5.8K Likes. The highlight might remain on or turn off. When Free Transforming in Photoshop 22.0.1, holding Opt/Alt and clicking does not reposition the Transform's anchor location. I am using Photoshop CC version 20.0.1. Adobe do not sell a perpetual license for Photoshop CC. Running CS4. I'm using the text tool, I type some text but it types in all white. For this reason, there are separate controls of the shadows and the highlights. I cannot edit a text layer that has the wrong information. It does not highlight at all. I ran into this before in CS3 and remember making the selection process not automatic or something like that. Sometimes it has frustrating issues, and the solution is not always clear. Here’s a list of 10 annoying problems you might have with Photoshop, and simple solutions to fix them. Likes. The following happens. Views. When I attempt to highlight text and hold down the mouse button at where I want it to start. I have a text layer that I am trying to edit but whenever I click on the text (I also have the layer selected) it creates a new layer! or. Instead of editing, I tried making a whole new text layer. Thanks! Based on Farray's response above, I simply toggled View/Extras from it's checked (on) state to off and then back on again, and the cursor returned in all zoom settings. 1. 1 Like ... "Select Subject" will only show in the options bar if you have the Quick Selection tool selected in the toolbar. I just lost my text cursor and underline in Photoshop (CS5) as well. 2. Highlighting of text does not work correctly. I cannot help you further. The Shadow/Highlight command does not simply lighten or darken an image; it lightens or darkens based on the surrounding pixels (local neighborhood) in the shadows or highlights. 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