When you’re working on type and you want to commit the text, do you click on a different tool in the Toolbar, or do you click the checkmark in the Options Bar at the top? You don’t actually have to do either. Simply click on the canvas away from the text. As you move your cursor away from the text, you’ll see it change from the I-beam to a pointer with a four-sided arrow. Keep moving it, and the four-sided arrow will eventually disappear and become the regular pointer. Click with the pointer in the canvas and the text is now committed. This makes it easier to create more type without having to change tools.

This tip originally published in Colin Smith’s “Photoshop Tips” column in the September, 2020 issue of Photoshop User magazine.