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It took me ages to get that heart into my photo above, so here’s a

 

Quick guide how to insert a special character:

 

1. Use the Character Map

In Windows:

Click on the Windows Start Button -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Character Map

On a Mac:

Go to the top menu bar -> Click on the flag (language) icon -> Choose ‘Show Character Viewer’.

If you can’t find your Character Viewer: Go to the Apple menu -> Systems Preferences -> Keyboard -> Check the option ‘Show Keyboard and Character Viewers in menu bar’.

You can search the Character Map for the special symbol you want to insert.

You can search the Character Map for the special symbol you want to insert. Remember to Select and Copy.

 

2. Use the Webdings or Wingdings font

Somtimes inserting a symbol does not render correctly. You can then type the character in Webdings or Wingdings.

You can type the character in Webdings or Wingdings, just find the equivalent letter in this handy cheat sheet.

You can type the character in Webdings or Wingdings, just find the equivalent letter in this handy cheat sheet.

 

3. Use the Custom Shape Tool

If you can’t find the symbol you need or want to modify it, you can create a custom shape: In Photoshop’s Tool Bar, find the Shape Tools, e.g. Rectangle Tool / Line Tool, and select the Custom Shape Tool.

You can choose from many special characters in the drop-down menu. You can select more symbols when clicking on the right-hand arrow and even load more custom shapes that you can download for free. These custom shapes are rendered as objects and you can easily move and place them anywhere on your canvas.

You can find many special characters in the Custom Shape Tool.

You can find many special characters in the Custom Shape Tool. They can be placed on the canvas like an object.

 

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