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What's the easiest way to do it? I know CSS could just set background color of text very easily. And fireworks was able to do that. But I can't make it work now. I know there is a harder way: putting a rectangle below the text. Or putting the text inside the rectangle.

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Are you asking simply how to change the color of text in Photoshop? –  Johannes Oct 14 '12 at 4:21
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:) I'm asking about changing the background color, not text color. It could be think of as the fill color of the invisible textbox containing the text. –  randomor Oct 14 '12 at 4:56

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There is no text box colour in Photoshop. The only way is to draw rectangular shape layer below the text layer (you could also use a bitmap layer).

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Yep, that's different to some other design software.

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Another way would be to:

  1. make a layer behind
  2. make a rectangular selection and fill it with color

or...

use a thick stroke XD

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