Step 2 - Format Your Text You now want to format it. Open your Character window (if itís not already opened) by navigating Window -> Character. Now once your character palette is up, change to the settings shown here. Also, now is the time to choose a color. I am going for lime green (#87C332) because I think that it looks good for the purposes of this tutorial and goes with the font. Now that I have the basic text set up, Itís time to start applying effects.