This week’s tutorial is in response to a request from Susan: “Can you recommend an easy way to remember fonts, kit names, designers’ names, or just anything at all that I want to be able to remember on a page I create?”
I’m happy to say that there is an easy way for Photoshop users to keep notes on their pages, and that is with the Note Tool. (Photoshop Elements has a place to store information as well: File -> File info. It is located about halfway down the dropdown. Click to open it and you can list whatever like.)
In Photoshop, the Note tool is nested with the Eye Dropper Tool in the Tool Panel. Left click on the Eyedropper Tool to access the other tool options, then click on the Note Tool.
Once you have clicked on the Note Tool, move your cursor into your document. Your cursor will change into a small note icon. Click anywhere in the document, and a small yellow note icon will be added. It doesn’t matter where you click; you can move the note out of the way later.
A Notes Panel will open and you can type whatever reminders you would like to keep for reference.
Once you are finished making your notes, you can move the note icon off your document into the canvas, if you like. Save your document as a PSD (or TIFF) file, and your notes will be available for you the next time you open your document.
Thanks, Susan, for this helpful tutorial suggestion!
If you would like to keep this tutorial on your computer for easy reference, you may download a PDF here: Using the Note Tool in Photoshop
If you are a visual learner, you can view this tutorial on SnickerdoodleDesigns YouTube Channel.
Thanks for stopping by today!