How to Make Vertical Text in Photoshop

by Tom Harrison in office productivity

Making vertical text in Photoshop is a very simple task… so simple, you can do it with just two clicks.


Using the Type tool, either create a new text layer or highlight some existing text, then do the following:

  1. Click Layer.
  2. Mouse over Type.
  3. Click Vertical.

Any text you enter into this layer will be oriented vertically. If you had selected some pre-existing text, it will switch to vertical. And of course, you can go back to normal by clicking Layer → Type → Horizontal.

Making vertical text in Photoshop
Using the Layer Type menu to make vertical text in Photoshop.