Getting Text Back From All Caps In Photoshop Elements (Not CAPS LOCK!)

After getting rather confused as to why my text layer in Photoshop Elements 6 would not budge from being in all caps (no not because of CAPS LOCK!) I discovered that to get it back to normal you need to do :

Mac :

Command ('Apple Key') + Shift + Y

Windows :

Ctrl + Shift + Y

This will put the text back to sentence case or lower case (whatever it should be before it was being forced into all caps)


Steven Jackson

about 2 weeks ago

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I've been battling this issue for a few months now and this finally worked!


Faith Caughron

about 3 weeks ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your solution worked. I have tried solutions for over an hour; of which most wanted me to do the same thing that wasn't working. Yours did! (even the Adobe site didn't help)



about 2 months ago

Found this in a search, and it worked. Thanks so much!



about 2 months ago

Thank you so much! The solution other people offered didn't work, plus it had so many steps including getting out of editor.



about 2 months ago

Thank you so much! I've just spent hours figuring out what I have done wrong and how to fix my all Capital letters for no apparent reason....only your advise really worked! So happy!



about 3 months ago

Omg thank you so much!! I was breaking my head why everything is only coming out uppercase and it was driving me crazy. This is such a quick and simple solution. I really thank you for this post!



about 3 months ago

My Photoshop elements has done the "all caps" thing several times over the years but most of the time I just uninstall and re install and it corrects itself. Not this time. It's been over 4 months. So I found your fix, and tried Control Shift Y, but it didn't work. When exactly do you push those keys? Like, when I've got a text cursor ready? Or at start up? Sorry, I need more specifics. Thanks for your help!



about 4 months ago

I, too, was going nuts because I could see no reason for the type to be all cap. As far as I know, I didn't do anything to cause that. I'm glad you have a simple solution. Thank you so much!

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