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Creating and editing area text


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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

with Deke McClelland

Video: Creating and editing area text

In this movie I'll show you how to create text inside of a frame which is known as area text through out the creative sweep programs. Photo Shop also calls it paragraph text. So what we have so far, I'll just go ahead and zoom out here a little bit. What we have so far as you may recall is point text, and whenever you're working with point text all the text is going to occur on a single line unless you tell it to work other wise. So for example if I click after the file with the type tool And then press Ctrl+Shift+C, or Cmd+Shift+C, to center that type and then I enter a whole bunch more numbers.
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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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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate
9h 51m Intermediate Aug 19, 2013

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Photoshop CC One-on-One is back, and this installment teaches you how to build on your basic knowledge and achieve next-level effects with this premiere image-editing program. Industry pro Deke McClelland shows you how to seamlessly move and patch areas of a photo with the Content-Aware toolset; stretch the brightness of a scene with automatic and custom Levels adjustments; create intricate designs with text and shapes; and morph an image with layer effects and transformations. Deke also shares his techniques for sharpening details, whether addressing noise and highlight/shadow clipping or camera shake, and converting a full-color image to black and white. The final chapters show you how to best print and save images for the web, making sure all your hard work pays off in the final output.

Topics include:
  • Performing automatic retouch, scaling, and more with the Content-Aware tools
  • Editing the histogram
  • Customizing a Levels adjustment
  • Making channel-by-channel Levels adjustments
  • Sharpening with the Smart Sharpen, Emboss, and High Pass filters
  • Working with vector-based type
  • Kerning and tracking characters
  • Creating text on a path
  • Drawing and customizing shapes
  • Creating depth, contour, and texture with layer effects
  • Liquifying an image
  • Simulating an infrared photo
  • Adjusting print position, size, and color
  • Creating the perfect JPEG image
  • Downsampling for the web
Subjects:
Design Photography
Software:
Photoshop
Author:
Deke McClelland

Creating and editing area text

In this movie I'll show you how to create text inside of a frame which is known as area text through out the creative sweep programs. Photo Shop also calls it paragraph text. So what we have so far, I'll just go ahead and zoom out here a little bit. What we have so far as you may recall is point text, and whenever you're working with point text all the text is going to occur on a single line unless you tell it to work other wise. So for example if I click after the file with the type tool And then press Ctrl+Shift+C, or Cmd+Shift+C, to center that type and then I enter a whole bunch more numbers.

No matter how many numbers I enter, they're all going to appear on a single line, even if that line exceeds the boundaries of the canvas. I'll go ahead and click between the five and the seven here. Even if I add a space character, Photoshop's not going to wrap that type. I'd have to actually press the enter key. Or the Return key on the Mac in order to create a second line which is great for specialty type treatments like headlines and logos and special effects text and so on. However, it's not so great when you're working with paragraphs. When you're creating paragraphs, you need Photoshop to wrap the text automatically.

So I'm going to go ahead and press the Escape key, in order to undo that modification, and I'll show you a couple of ways to create area type. I'm going to go ahead and scroll up the layers panel here, until I can see the one that says make him love you. I'll go ahead and turn that layer on. And you can see it right there across the model's face. Currently this text is point text and let's say I just happen to have this text loaded in the clipboard. And I'll go ahead do that by double-clicking on the T here inside the Layers panel in order to select the text. And then I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose the copy command, press Ctrl+C, Cmd+C on the Mac.

Then I'll press the Escape key because I'm not going to make any modifications and I'll press backspace to get rid of that layer because we don't need it anymore. If you own a crate area text, rather then clicking with a type tool you go ahead and drag. And I'm going to drag from that upper left guide intersection into the models bicep, to about here lets say. And then I would enter some text of course. But I've already created that text in advance so I'll go ahead and double click on this word here to select it. And I'll go up to the Edit menu and choose the Paste cmd or press Ctrl+v or Cmd+v on a mac and that goes ahead and pastes that text into the container and you can now see that it automatically wraps, in my case, three lines.

It doesn't necessarily look good, which is why we'll format this text in the next movie. Alright. Now I'll press the enter key on the numerical keypad in order to accept that modification. And I'll scroll over here to the right side of the image. Another way to create area text is to convert point text into area text and to re-size the frame. And to demonstrate that one I'll turn on this layer that's called Numerical Diet g/. Go ahead and turn it on and click on the layer to select it as well. This text is also point text, it exists on a single line right there. To convert it to area text you go up to the Type menu and you choose this command right there convert to Paragraph Text.

And it won't look like anything happened at first, until you click inside the text. With the type tool and then you'll see that there's a frame that fits that one line of type. Now what you do is re-size the frame and this a little bit trickier than it ought to be. You've got to get your cursor in an exact location. If you're a pixel off, it doesn't work. But move your cursor over that upper left handle there, until you see that back and forth cursor. And then drag to the intersection of these two guidelines right there.

And then go ahead and drag the lower right handle until it snaps to this guide intersection. Just to the right and above 365 and press the enter key on the numerical keypad in order to accept that change. And notice, once again, we have text that wraps onto, in this case, three lines of type. And that, friends, is how you create and edit area type inside of Photoshop. In the next movie I'll show you how to format paragraphs.

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