3 Ways to fix lettering mistakes in Photoshop


When it comes to our art and lettering we want our final piece to look GREAT. But sometimes in the process of making it we make a mistake or our kids take a pen to it and make some marks. Well have no fear, Photoshop is here.

In this video I show you how to fix a mistake a made while lettering. Ok, it wasn’t a mistake, just some pink marker I needed to erase.


This is the mess that’s behind the camera that you guys don’t get to see when I post a finished photo to my Instagram feed.


First of all, I letter a piece a few times before I actually like it.

Because I’m super judgmental of myself and of course I want it to look good.

In this instance I just wanted to letter a couple words quickly, but it just didn’t come out the way I wanted it, probably because I didn’t have a plan.

Once I took a pencil and sketched it out I was satisfied.

But that also left me with some pink lettering in the top left corner of the paper that I needed to get rid of. I couldn’t cut it off because it was too close to my leaf.

I’ve been working with Photoshop for the past 15 years, so I knew I could quickly fix it in Photoshop and didn’t have to worry about it.

In this video I will show you how to do it 3 different ways.

Because depending on your situation or “mistake” you may need a different approach.

Enjoy and please let me know of any other Photoshop tutorials you’d like to see.


If you are a beginner and want to learn more about the basics of Photoshop I have great news! I have a Photoshop digitizing course that covers all the basics and more.