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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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