Resize text bounding box in Photoshop

I want to re-size the bounding box for an existing block of text. I found that by holding down the CTRL key on Windows, it will let you scale the text block, but I just want to resize the bounds of the text not scale it.

I’ve already looked at which describes out to SCALE the text as noted above.


There are two forms of text objects.. Point text ( click and start typing) and Paragraph text (click-drag a box, then start typing).

Paragraph text contains a bounding box which can be resized.

Point text has no bounding box, therefore the bounding box can not be resized since it doesn’t exist.

If you have point text, but want a bounding box, highlight the text layer in the Layers Panel and choose Type > Convert to Paragraph Text from the menu.

This will create a bounding box around the text by converting the Point Text to Paragraph text.

To alter a bounding box size, insert the type I-beam cursor in the text so its blinking, then hover your cursor over an edge of the bounding box. The cursor will change to an arrow indicator letting you know you can click-drag to resize the bounding box.

You can also convert Paragraph text to Point Text the same way. The Type menu will display a “Covert to Point Text” item if you have a paragraph text layer highlighted in the Layers Panel.

Note that Only Illustrator CC or newer has a similar “convert” command. Previous versions of Illustrator have no method to automate the conversion of Point Text to Area Text, and vice versa.

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