Photoshop: Text has turned permanently "half italicized" (Faux Italic)

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I'm using a trial version of Photoshop CS6 and it was working great until, out of the blue, the "regular" font setting became half-italicized ... for all the fonts ... changing to italics does indeed increase the lean, but removing the italics never brings the fonts perfectly straight up and down again. They're all leaning somewhere between regular and italic. If this is somehow an error on my part (I can't figure it out), please let us know how to fix it. I can't find any info in the forums to sort it out other than resetting the presets under "presets manager", but that hasn't helped.
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Chris Cox

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Open the Character palette, select the palette menu at the top right, and turn off the Faux Italic option. (also second T from the left near the bottom of the palette)
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Wow. That was a fast response!
And you're right; that was exactly the fix. I didn't know a faux italic existed and have no idea how it got turned on.
Thank you!!!
:)
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You probably enabled it by accident when trying to use italics on a font that doesn't support italics.
And yeah, People frequently forget that they've turned on one of the faux styles.
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That sounds very likely!
Thanks, Chris.
You rock!