Paste text in Photoshop without styling


I would like to copy text in one text element (A) in Photoshop and paste it into another text element (B) without influencing the style. I would like to keep the styling of element B when I paste.

Photoshop instead copies the styling from A with.

Any keyboard shortcut to make this work?

1/16/2015 9:00:00 AM

Accepted Answer

there's no such shortcut in Photoshop. Paste in a plain text editor, copy from there and paste again in Photoshop.

If you're on a Mac and have ClipMenu installed, simply hitting cmd+shift+v and selecting the same text should clear up the text formatting.

1/16/2015 11:34:00 AM

You can do this one step faster. Instead of the text editor, Use Photoshop's Font drop-down for clearing the text styling!

See details here:

  1. Copy the text you need to paste, from wherever (web, other app, other Photoshop file).
  2. Select the Ps Type tool (you would be doing this anyway, because you're pasting into a text object).
  3. Paste into the Font drop-down. (this is the "hack" part)
  4. Select All from the Font drop-down and Copy again.
  5. Hit Escape. (to revert the Font drop-down selection to what it was before and prevent getting an error)
  6. Paste into your destination text object.