Adobe Photoshop (PS) is a major software application for creating and editing images. In this article, you will learn how you can enable local language support for editing texts on your PS documents.

First, the ‘World-Ready composer for Asian Scripts’ needs to be activated on the PS application. The World-Ready Layout composer provides correct word shaping for local language scripts and also supports the Indian ‘Indic’ language packages like Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya (Odia), Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, etc.

Create Documents Using Indic Languages

Photoshop (PS) provides options for selecting your text engine based on the language to be used in your PS document. To create a document using one of the Indic languages, please follow the steps below:

  1. Choose Edit > Preferences > Type
  2. Under Choose Text Engine Options, select World-Ready Layout
  3. Open a document
  4. Create a Type layer
  5. In the Character panel, set the desired language
  6. Based on the language you select, set an appropriate font. For example, if you choose Odia language, set an Odia font such as ‘Lohit Oriya’ or ‘Samyak Oriya’
  7. Copy and paste the text composed in the language that you choose. If you have a language-specific keyboard set up, simply type the text


Select a Layout

In the flyout menu of the Paragraph panel, the layouts, as listed below, are available:

  • Latin and East Asian Layout: Supports Latin and East Asian languages
  • World-Ready Layout: Supports Indic, Middle Eastern, and South-East Asian languages

If the ‘Latin and East Asian Layout’ is selected, then the output will be as follows:


If the ‘World-Ready Layout’ is selected, then the output will be as follows: