Adding Notes to Image Files

While pictures may speak a thousand words, you might find yourself wanting to make sure a couple of your own words are added for good measure. In Photoshop, you can add text notes around an image to let other workers know details about that image.

1. Select the Notes Tool from the bottom left of the Tools palette.

2. Set the options as needed in the context menu: author’s name, which appears in the title bar of the notes window; the font and size of the text; and the color for the note icon and title bar of the note windows.

3. Select where you want to place the note and click to begin typing. Or you can click and drag to create a custom-sized window.

4. Click inside the note window and type the text. If you want to type more than there appears to be room for, don’t worry. A scroll bar will appear, allowing you to scroll up and down the note text.

5. When editing the text, you can use the standard keyboard shortcuts available on your operating system for Undo, Cut, Copy, Paste, and Select All. Also, another way of accessing the editing tools in Windows operating systems is to right-click in the text area and choose the commands from the context menu. Macintosh users can select the commands from the Edit and Select menus.

6. You can switch between different script systems (for example, Japanese or Cyrillic) if you have the required software installed. To access a different script system in a note, right-click (Windows) or control-click (Mac OS) to display the context menu and then choose a script system.

7. To collapse the note to an icon, click the close box in the upper lefthand corner.