Use the "Horizontal Type Tool" or "Vertical Type Tool" to add placeholders so you can freely enter text in whatever font you like. You may also create as many text boxes as necessary to add bits of information or details. Click anywhere on the composition workspace and drag your mouse cursor to form a box. This box will serve as a placeholder where you can type in text. Click anywhere within the placeholder you just made and type in the text using your keyboard. Click on the text you just entered and drag it to the spot where you wish to position it. Tips If you cannot see the toolbar, click "Window" and select "Tools.
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