I really don't understand what is going on and I'd love if someone could help me with that.

Whenever I type something the letters are just pixelated and weird. Some of them are just fine (like F and H) but all there others letters are just wrong.

I don't know if the problem is the font, because this occurs with all my fonts.

This happens only in Photoshop, Illustrator is completely fine.

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    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. There's nothing wrong here. The resolution is too low. You are zoomed in all the way to the pixel level. I can see the zoom level on your screen shot. Create a new document, and choose something like A4 as the size, at 300ppi, and set a font size something like 14pt.
    – Billy Kerr
    Dec 26, 2020 at 23:09

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It would seem you are creating tiny images. In your bottom screenshot your zoom level is 827% and your image is still not covering your entire screen.

Try creating an image from a preset like Print > A4 or Web > 1920x1080. Add a text with a font size of at least 20pt. (Window > Character will show you the text controls.) This should give you normal text. If it doesn't, there is some serious issue going on with your Photoshop install.


As you said, this is happening with all the fonts and in Illustrator it is okay (as a vector design app). So I guess the problem could be the size/resolution of the document. Maybe in Image -> Image Size check the size and the resolution and see if it makes sense or not.

Another thing that could be the reason is Anti-Aliasing. But as I see in screenshots, the pixels are so big so I don't think that it could be the issue, But have a look.

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