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Photoshop CS6 Text Glitching: Fixing The Text Corruption Problem

Photoshop CS6 Text Glitching: Fixing The Text Corruption Problem

Recently I was able to upgrade to Photoshop CS6 and I loved the new look. Unfortunately that love quickly turned into annoyance at a text glitch that was causing problems. (And during my research I discovered Adobe knew about this before it was released!) Thankfully I found the solution and here is a step-by-step guide for those of you experiencing the same text corruption.

Problem: Text Corruption

The issue I was facing was when using the ‘type’ tool. When completing sentences, the ending punctuation kept re-positioning to the beginning of the line in the paragraph. This was happening with punctuation and special characters ([email protected]#$%&, etc).

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Fixing the Glitch: Step-By-Step

Example of CS6 Text Glitch After doing an obscene amount of research to find the solution to this (aggravating) error in Adobe Photoshop CS6, I finally found a comment by Troels Plougmann-Olsen giving a simple idea that helps fix this exact problem within the feedback section of the Photoshop website.

(If you read this entire thread you’ll notice the extremely long time it took Adobe to fix the problem with an update. Apparently they knew about it during the Beta testing and released it without fixing the problem. Even the update meant to fix the glitch, the 13.0.1 patch, is only preventing new files from corruption. Older files might still have the text problem return.)

Open the Paragraph Style Panel (Window > Paragraph)

There are two ways to do this; 1) from the program menu select Window and then Paragraph or 2) simply click the paragraph symbol (¶) from the panel options in your work space.

Selecting Paragraph Style Panel in Adobe Photoshop CS6

This will open your paragraph style panel. (You will most likely see this.)

CS6 Paragraph Style Panel Before Middle Eastern Features

Select the Middle Eastern Features (Type > Language Options)

Under the ‘Type’ drop down select ‘Language Options’ and then select ‘Middle Eastern Features’. (Notice the ‘Default Features’ is selected. You will reselect this at the end.)

Selecting Middle Eastern Features in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Paragraph Settings

You’ll notice the option with the arrow to the right of the paragraph symbol is selected.

CS6 Paragraph Style Panel After Middle Eastern Features

You need to select the option with the arrow to the left.

CS6 Paragraph Style Panel Goal
Now you’ll need to simply reselect the ‘Default Features’ options mentioned earlier. That does it. A simple fix for a frustrating problem. Hopefully this little trick will solve your glitch (like it did for me).

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About Brianne

Born and raised in Orange County, California, I am definitely a "summer" girl at heart. Today I am a full-time mother to a rambunctious two-year old living in a RV. Together Branndon and I are learning how to become financial and location independent.


  1. This was very very helpful!

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