Photoshop type tool is very powerful. If you have used it before, sometimes the type tool plays up a bit. A similar thing happened to me recently. Every time I press the spacebar, the type cursor will go to the front, and I could not space my words at all in photoshop. I did not change any settings that I remember, that was very frustrating(with an easy fix).
The issue I created because of the type tool’s text engine option selected to “Middle Eastern.”
Let me show you how to change this and solve the issue.
- Open photoshop and open preferences.
Edit > Preferences > Type
- Now under the “Choose Text Engine Options,” “Middle Eastern” is selected if every time your press spacebar in type tool your cursor moves to the front.
- Click on the radio button that says “East Asian.”
- Restart Photoshop and try hitting the spacebar in the text tool, you should be able to insert a space.
I hope this solved issue you are having with photoshop text tool.
If you are using a much newer version such as Photoshop 2022 or a bit older version and are facing similar issues, please reach out to me in the comments section below. Main reason behind this is, I have not been able to replicate this on my end.
Let me know in the comments if this has solved your issue.
5 thoughts on “Photoshop Typing Backwards After Hitting Spacebar [FIX]”
Doesn’t work for me in Catalina and Ps 2021
me neither in the UK
Does not work for me either, so frustrating!!! (not you but this issue)
The process i have mentioned in this article solved it for me. maybe there are other settings that we are ignoring?
No option for text engine in Ps 2022. What to do I am facing this issue a lot?