Text layers in Photoshop will auto-update the layer name with the text content of the layer unless you manually edit the layer name in the layers panel. Then it retains the manually entered layer name. How would one go about restoring this auto-updating of the layer name to a layer whose name has been manually edited?
After searching for the same thing for longer than I want to admit I tried this and it worked:
- ctrl + j - duplicate layer
- Edit text and commit changes; watch the layer name autoupdate
Rename is sticky. It relates to the internal data structures that Photoshop is using and how these things are represented. Once you've named the layer, it's no longer, um, virgin text, and there's no way back. (Every possible extension of that metaphor is accurate but ranges from risque to crude, so I'll leave it at that.)
For Mac Photoshop CC 2017, use command-j to duplicate the layer, then delete the old layer. The duplicate layer name will auto-update.
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