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Introduction

Knowing how to use Photoshop CS6 to underline text is a useful skill to have, especially if you’re creating graphics for websites or other types of marketing materials. Photoshop gives you a lot of options for changing the appearance of text, such as changing the text font, and it can handle almost any design change you might need to make.

When text is contained within a text layer, the steps below will show you how to underline it in Photoshop CS6. When you add text to an image in Photoshop, it automatically creates new text layers, so you’ll be able to achieve the effect of underlined text as long as your Photoshop file contains one.

How to Underline Text in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to select some or all of the text in a text layer before underlining it. If the text you want to underline is part of an image rather than a separate text layer, you’ll have to draw a line under it manually or create a new text layer.

Step 1

Open the file containing the text that you want to underline in Photoshop CS6.

Step 2:

Click the text layer from the Layers panel that contains the text that you want to underline.

text to underline
text to underline selected

Step 6:

Check the right side of the workspace for the Character pane. If you do not see it, click the Window menu, then click Character to open it

. Click the “Underline” button, symbolized by a “T” with an underline, second from the right in the row of buttons.

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final results 

Summary – how to underline text in Photoshop

  1. Select the text layer to underline in the Layers panel.
  2. Click Window at the top of the window, then click the Character option if it isn’t already checked marked.
  3. Click the Type Tool in the toolbox.
  4. Select the text that you want to underline.
  5. Click the Underline button in the Character window to underline your text in Photoshop.

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