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Eric Chard
Text tool automatically assigning itself to underlying Shape -- halp!
on Jul 1, 2020 at 9:54:05 pm

Imagine:
In a square image, make a circle with the Shape tool.

With the Text tool, start adding short, center justified text in a new Text layer.

Go to the MOVE tool to adjust the vertical placement, and find the Text has somehow become related to the circle, because a UI ghost of the circle follows the Text as you move it. (Plus, a second go at it puts text around the circle. !?!?!?)

Really I just want the text layer to be completely oblivious to the Shape layer.

When did this change, and how do I get it to stop?

Tnx.

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Jeff Hinkle
Re: Text tool automatically assigning itself to underlying Shape -- halp!
on Jul 2, 2020 at 2:30:40 pm

With your text tool, be sure to click outside the confines of the circle shape. Clicking inside will give you text-in-a-shape (your text cursor will display a small circle around the I-bar before you click), and clicking on the edge of the shape will give you text-on-a-path (I-bar with little squiggle behind it). If you don't want to worry about where you click, lock the Shape layer first.

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