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Creating and applying a paragraph style

From: Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

Video: Creating and applying a paragraph style

In this movie, I'll show you how to work with paragraph styles. And then apply those attributes to entire paragraphs at a time. In this example, we've got a new teaser for the magazine. So, the first thing we need to do is capture that formatting as a paragraph style. So, I'll press the T key to switch to the Time Tool. And then I'll click somewhere inside of this headline text And then I'll go up to the Type menu, choose Panels, and choose Paragraph Styles. In my case I see it over here on the right hand side of the screen. To create a paragraph style, just click on the little page button and it'll come up as Paragraph STyle 1.

Creating and applying a paragraph style

In this movie, I'll show you how to work with paragraph styles. And then apply those attributes to entire paragraphs at a time. In this example, we've got a new teaser for the magazine. So, the first thing we need to do is capture that formatting as a paragraph style. So, I'll press the T key to switch to the Time Tool. And then I'll click somewhere inside of this headline text And then I'll go up to the Type menu, choose Panels, and choose Paragraph Styles. In my case I see it over here on the right hand side of the screen. To create a paragraph style, just click on the little page button and it'll come up as Paragraph STyle 1.

Then you want to rename it by double clicking on it, selecting the style name, and entering a new name such as "teaser head. And then I'll click okay, in order to create that style. Alright now click inside the smaller text, and do the exact same thing. Click on the little page icon, double click on paragraph style one there, then rename this style, teaser copy, and click okay. All right, we've got our styles, so I'll go ahead and collapse the paragraph styles panel. And now we need to convert this point text into area text.

So I'll click in the point text layer, and then I'll go up to the Type menu and choose Convert to Paragraph Text. And I can see that I've got a little frame, so I'll go ahead and drag the frame into place. And, by the way, if all you want to do is resize the frame, you need to be careful that you don't move your cursor too far outside, because, if you do, you'll end up getting this little rotate cursor, and that'll allow you to rotate the text object, but unless that's what you want, you want to keep your cursor tight to the frame boundary. All right, you do have one level of undo, so I'll press Ctrl+z, or Cmd+z on the Mac there.

And then I'll press the enter key, or the return key on a Mac in order to finalize that text object. Now let's style it, and I'm going to do so by clicking on the paragraph styles icon right there. And then I'm going to drag from an empty portion right next to the word character, in order to move my panels off to a floating location, so that I can keep an eye on my text. Now at this point I'm just going to press the M key to switch back to the rectangular marquee tool, because I want to demonstrate that the text layer is active, but there isn't any text selected, inside the layer.

And that's the safest way to work. Now at this point, Photoshop is acting like the text is already styled, with teaser copy, to clear it go ahead and click on some other layer. For example I'll click on this date layer, and then I'll click on buy more shoes again. Now we can see that we haven't styled this text. Now at this point all of the text is one paragraph, and I recommend that you start by selecting teaser copy because that's the smaller style, that is it has the smaller type size. And that way you won't end up overfilling the text frame so go ahead and click on it initially to select it.

What may happen is that you see a little plus sign which tells you that you have local overrides well fact to the matter is everything's a local override. Because photoshop hasn't really styled the text yet. To clear the override and style that text, you go ahead and click on this button, on the bottom of the panel and then you will have successfully styled that paragraph. Next I'm going to press the T key, in order to switch back to the time tool, and I'm going to click in front of the word unlike and then press the backspace key to get rid of that extra space and press the enter key or return key on the Mac.

To add a carriage return. Now click in what is now the first paragraph, in order to select it, and I'll click on teaser head to apply that style. And now I'll press the enter key on the numerical keypad to finish the job. All right, I'm also going to go ahead and move these panels back into place, and that is how you create and apply paragraph styles here inside Photoshop.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

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Deke McClelland
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  1. 2m 4s
    1. Welcome to One-on-One
      2m 4s
  2. 29m 46s
    1. The best of Photoshop automation
      35s
    2. Introducing the Patch tool
      3m 43s
    3. Using Content-Aware Patch
      5m 42s
    4. Retouching with Content-Aware Patch
      2m 5s
    5. Using the Content-Aware Move tool
      3m 9s
    6. Using Content-Aware Extend
      2m 4s
    7. The Content-Aware Scale command
      6m 35s
    8. Scaling in multiple passes
      2m 22s
    9. Protecting skin tones
      3m 31s
  3. 32m 55s
    1. Editing the histogram
      1m 50s
    2. The new automatic Levels adjustment
      4m 33s
    3. Customizing a Levels adjustment
      4m 53s
    4. Understanding the Gamma value
      2m 7s
    5. Opening up the shadows
      2m 48s
    6. Previewing clipped pixels
      3m 40s
    7. Retouching with Output Levels
      4m 25s
    8. Making channel-by-channel adjustments
      2m 19s
    9. Faking a gray card in post
      2m 51s
    10. Assigning shortcuts to adjustment layers
      3m 29s
  4. 57m 43s
    1. How sharpening works
      1m 38s
    2. Introducing the Smart Sharpen filter
      6m 56s
    3. Understanding the Radius value
      5m 20s
    4. Gauging the best sharpening settings
      5m 45s
    5. Addressing color artifacts and clipping
      5m 49s
    6. The Remove and Reduce Noise options
      4m 22s
    7. The Shadows/Highlights options
      7m 36s
    8. Correcting for camera shake
      6m 47s
    9. Sharpening with the Emboss filter
      5m 45s
    10. Sharpening with the High Pass filter
      4m 44s
    11. Painting in sharpness
      3m 1s
  5. 1h 9m
    1. Vector-based type
      1m 35s
    2. Creating and editing point text
      5m 58s
    3. Font and type style tricks
      7m 10s
    4. Type size and color tricks
      6m 42s
    5. Kerning and tracking characters
      8m 7s
    6. Creating and editing area text
      3m 50s
    7. Selecting and formatting paragraphs
      6m 36s
    8. Setting text inside a custom path
      5m 32s
    9. Creating text along a path
      6m 12s
    10. Adjusting baseline shift
      4m 45s
    11. Creating and stylizing a logo
      6m 49s
    12. Masking text into image elements
      6m 14s
  6. 57m 13s
    1. The other vector-based layer
      1m 39s
    2. Dotted borders and corner roundness
      8m 14s
    3. Drawing and aligning custom shapes
      3m 55s
    4. Creating your own repeatable custom shape
      5m 43s
    5. Selecting paths and isolating layers
      4m 11s
    6. Combining simple shapes to make complex ones
      5m 59s
    7. Cropping, adjusting, and merging shapes
      5m 50s
    8. Creating a soft, synthetic sparkle
      6m 22s
    9. Saving a resolution-independent PDF file
      6m 42s
    10. Turning a small image into a huge one
      8m 38s
  7. 1h 14m
    1. Depth, contour, and texture
      1m 28s
    2. Imparting depth with a layer effect
      9m 9s
    3. The power of the drop shadow
      7m 37s
    4. Modifying a layer and its effects
      6m 21s
    5. Saving custom default settings
      4m 12s
    6. Creating a custom contour
      8m 5s
    7. Introducing Bevel and Emboss
      8m 8s
    8. Multiple effects and multiple layers
      7m 45s
    9. Global Light and rasterizing effects
      8m 5s
    10. Gloss and surface contour
      6m 4s
    11. Adding texture to Bevel and Emboss
      7m 21s
  8. 34m 48s
    1. Styles store settings
      1m 38s
    2. Creating and applying a paragraph style
      3m 41s
    3. Redefining a style and styling a word
      5m 38s
    4. Creating and styling a placeholder style
      5m 43s
    5. Applying and creating layer styles
      5m 45s
    6. Loading and customizing layer styles
      5m 42s
    7. Merging and saving layer styles
      6m 41s
  9. 56m 48s
    1. Meet the transformations
      1m 55s
    2. Transformations and Smart Objects
      5m 46s
    3. Adjusting the interpolation setting
      5m 10s
    4. Rotating a layer with Free Transform
      5m 22s
    5. Scale, duplicate, and repeat
      4m 30s
    6. Creating a synthetic star field
      5m 20s
    7. Warping a logo with Arc and Flag
      5m 34s
    8. Distort, perspective, and skew
      4m 15s
    9. Using transformations to draw and correct
      7m 0s
    10. Bolstering text with layer effects
      5m 43s
    11. Adding highlights with Lens Flare
      6m 13s
  10. 43m 36s
    1. Removing the weight that the camera adds
      1m 7s
    2. The Warp and Reconstruct tools
      6m 44s
    3. Brush size, hardness, and opacity
      4m 29s
    4. The Pucker, Bloat, Push, and Twirl tools
      7m 12s
    5. Saving and reapplying Liquify settings
      4m 9s
    6. Lifting and slimming details
      9m 42s
    7. Warping legs, arms, and fabric
      5m 33s
    8. Improving a model's posture
      4m 40s
  11. 58m 46s
    1. Shoot in color, convert to black and white
      1m 55s
    2. Three ways to grayscale
      5m 36s
    3. Mixing a custom black-and-white image
      7m 31s
    4. Simulating an infrared photograph
      6m 39s
    5. Creating a sienna-infused sepia tone
      5m 38s
    6. Creating a hyper-saturated image
      5m 26s
    7. Introducing the Black & White command
      3m 16s
    8. Customizing the Black & White settings
      4m 50s
    9. Black & White meets the Channel Mixer
      7m 29s
    10. Infusing an image with tint and color
      5m 9s
    11. Grayscale and Split Tone in Camera Raw
      5m 17s
  12. 41m 34s
    1. The many ways to print
      1m 41s
    2. Using the test document
      3m 18s
    3. Print, position, and size
      5m 57s
    4. Description and printing marks
      3m 3s
    5. Establishing a bleed
      3m 44s
    6. Getting reliable color
      5m 54s
    7. Special printing options
      5m 1s
    8. Previewing an image at print size
      4m 16s
    9. Creating contact sheets
      4m 49s
    10. Creating a multipage PDF
      3m 51s
  13. 31m 9s
    1. Making Internet imagery
      1m 6s
    2. Introducing Save for Web
      4m 39s
    3. Creating the perfect JPEG image
      5m 14s
    4. Creating a high-contrast GIF image
      6m 23s
    5. The two varieties of PNG
      3m 57s
    6. Downsampling for the web
      5m 59s
    7. Adding copyright and contact info
      3m 51s
  14. 1m 3s
    1. Until next time
      1m 3s

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