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)

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Bob Levy

about 1 month ago

Worked fine for me. Thanks so much.

Can't believe this wasn't in Adobe help screen. I searched for Lower Case, Text Lower Case and couldn't get answer.

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Mary

about 3 months ago

I am repeating what others have said , I too am grateful for your easy solution. Thanks again.

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Matty

about 5 months ago

Not working on mine. I'll just add text w/ Paint. #painttotherescueagain

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Penny Distasio

about 7 months ago

Holy crap! Thank you! All the other fixes didn't work at all. Saving this post just in case it happens again.

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Gary Wolfe

about 7 months ago

Thanks very much!

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Alli Hughart

about 7 months ago

TY so much! PSE has so many glitches it drives me a little insane and you have saved me from getting super frustrated!

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JC

about 7 months ago

Mahalo!!! This was driving me crazy to the point that I was typing text in Word and then inserting a .jpeg of it into Photoshop- ha!

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Delme Jones

about 9 months ago

Worked perfectly!

Cheers Pal

Finally a normal answer that doesn't involve deleting random files!

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Doug

about 9 months ago

Big thanks for this, saved a lot of time and frustration. Couldn't work out why such a simple issue was being so difficult to resolve! :-O

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Steve

about 11 months ago

Eight years later and the problem still exists in Photoshop CC release 19.

Thanks for this post!! The problem was making me nuts, too.

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Pam

about 11 months ago

THANK you from 8 years ago, you saved my sanity!

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denise

about 1 year ago

Thank you so much! This issue has been frustrating me for 2 days! I had searched everywhere to find an answer!

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ANDRES

about 1 year ago

The best solution ever! I really don't understand how PSE doesn't include the option to activate/deactivate ALL CAPS, it is really frustrating. Thank you for posting this! :)

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Tessa

about 1 year ago

Thank you so much! I have been trying to fix this for about an hour with no luck! Everyone said to reset the tool, but that didn't resolve the issue. Your solution worked!! Now if only I knew why it got stuck on caps in the first place...

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Donald One

about 1 year ago

Just wanna say a massive THANK YOU - this was driving me NUTS and worked great for my pshop elements 13 for mac

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Faida

about 1 year ago

Thank you so much! I have been trying to figure this out for some time. Did exactly what you said, on my MAC, and it worked!!!

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Steven Jackson

about 1 year ago

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

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Faith Caughron

about 1 year 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)

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Wendi

about 1 year ago

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

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Lorene

about 1 year ago

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

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Klara

about 1 year 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!

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Rachel

about 2 years 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!

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Anne

about 2 years 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!

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ANDRES

about 1 year ago

I think you have to press the keys when you are editing the text. So you have to open the text layer and edit it, and then press the keys. But the are some fonts that are only capital letters, so it won't work with those.

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sheila

about 11 months ago

I just highlighted all my three paragraphs -- which we in caps - and did the command shift Y and it worked like magic!

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Nancy

about 2 years 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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