How to insert special symbols in Photoshop

By | October 23, 2014
select a character map

How to Insert Special Text Characters Symbols in Photoshop CS6. You want to type a special text character symbols but you can’t find where to add symbol to your document. Unfortunately, Photoshop CS6 don’t have symbols menu like world. It also don’t have special symbols on the keyboard. Sometimes you may want to insert special character or symbols like : Copyright :©, Registered ® or Trademark™ or any Special Symbols ( ♠ ♬ ♪ ☭ ☁ ☼ ♥ ☊ « ☺ » ¤ ª ß ⅔ ⍵ ⍺ ① ☹ ♞ ♚ º and etc..) or currency symbols (¥, £, ¢, etc.). This tutorial has been tested in Window 7 and Window 8 with Photoshop CS 6, CS5, CS4

Step 1 : Lauch Photoshop CS6

Step 2 : Create a new document by going to File menu -> Select New

new dialog box

New dialog box in Photoshop CS6

Step 3: Use Type tool to add text ( How to make vertical text in Photoshop CS6 )

Step 4 : In windows, Go to Start -> Type “Character map” to open a Character Map default on Window

open character map in window

Open character map in Windows 7

Enter , you will see a Character Map box

Step 4 : Select a character then click select and next click Copy

In this tutorial, I will choose Copyright Symbol

select a character map

select a character map

Step 5 :
Go to document in Photoshop CS6 and click paste or press Ctrl + V

You will have a special character symbol

copyright symbol in photoshop

copyright symbol in photoshop

Thanks for your reading. Sorry for my bad English !

Author: Admin PhotoshopTip

Hello, I'm Hanna Kim. I love Photoshop and like designing web with Photoshop. I will try to post more tutorials. Please press LIKE or G+ button if this article is useful.

22 thoughts on “How to insert special symbols in Photoshop

  1. Desmond

    Brilliant! Thanks for the help. You “bad” English is NO problem – it’s the information that’s important.

  2. Vipin

    didn’t work out for me for β symbol .. 🙁 tried in text tool too.
    any other solution ?

  3. Ayo Martins

    Thanks a lot for this tutorial!

    Was very helpful!

    Been trying to add a ‘Registered’ symbol to a design, finally got it done!


    And ur english is just great!

  4. Duncan

    Great solution and so simple. I’ve been going the long way round, opening Word and copying special symbols from there for years. You *can* teach an old dog new tricks! Thanks, Hanna.

  5. Donna

    Nope. Does not work. You must be using a particular font. I have tried Wingdings (does not work) Arial Black and Bahaus. All deliver a symbol or character,, usually a letter, other than that selected.


    one thing to add up coz I faced that prob. —- use same text style while coping and in photoshop .. only then it will come 🙂
    btw thanks for the help 😀


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