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Creating global default type styles

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Video: Creating global default type styles

Photoshop CS6 introduced custom paragraph and character styles. And you can learn more about those in a previous movie. Photoshop 13.1 allows you to save off Global Default Styles that will load with any, and all future documents. So, we'll start inside this file which has a few paragraph and character styles inside of it. To see them, I will go up to the Window menu, and choose Paragraph Styles which displays a Paragraph Styles dialog box. Now, there is only one text layer that currently isn't formatted.

Creating global default type styles

Photoshop CS6 introduced custom paragraph and character styles. And you can learn more about those in a previous movie. Photoshop 13.1 allows you to save off Global Default Styles that will load with any, and all future documents. So, we'll start inside this file which has a few paragraph and character styles inside of it. To see them, I will go up to the Window menu, and choose Paragraph Styles which displays a Paragraph Styles dialog box. Now, there is only one text layer that currently isn't formatted.

And I'm going to format it now just so you have a sense for how styles work, in case you haven't applied them before. So, notice the words "in the air." I'll go ahead and select the corresponding layer here inside the Layers panel. Then I'll click Romance style in order to style that text. Now, I'm going to switch over to the Character Styles panel, which allows you to style one or more characters of text independently of the others. I'll press the T key to switch to the Type tool. And I'll double-click on the word air to select it, and then I'll click on Just blue.

I'll press the Enter key on the numerical keypad in order to accept that change. And you can see all it did was change that word and only that word to blue. It didn't change anything else about the text. Now, let's say that we want to save off these styles for use in all future documents. Then you switch over to the Paragraph Styles panel or the Character Styles panel, either one. Then click the Flyout menu icon in the upper-right corner of the panel, and choose Save Default Type Styles. That's going to go ahead and save those styles out, so that they load in any future document.

So, that means if you open a document, it will now have those styles associated with it, or, if you go up to the File menu and choose the New command and then of course click OK, you'll see if I bring up the Paragraph Styles panel again that all of my styles have been saved along with it. And the same goes for that one character style as well. The exceptions are any documents that were open before you saved off those styles. So, if I switch over to this file here, which is essentially the same composition just has some fewer elements, and I bring up my Paragraph Styles panel, you can see that I just have two paragraph styles inside of this document. I don't have all four.

Now, if I want to load them up, what I'd do is bring up my Flyout menu once again, and then choose Load Default Type Styles. Now, because these two styles right here, Romance style and Body copy, are the same as those that are part of the new global default styles, as soon as I choose this command, Photoshop will warn me. It will tell me in this case, I've got two unique styles that I'm trying to load, and two duplicates that match these names. Do I want to replace the duplicates or not? If you click Skip, then you'll load the new styles without making any changes to the existing ones.

Now, in my case, I'm going to get the message twice. And the reason is the first time I am seeing the message for the Paragraph Styles, and the second time I'm seeing it for the Character Styles. I also have a duplicate in this case, and I'm going to click Skip again, and that way I don't change any of my existing styles. But what if I do want to change those existing styles? So, I want to go ahead and redefine Romance in the air so that it matches this text in the previous document, including the color of the word air as well, which you can see is quite different inside of this file.

Then I'd go ahead and choose that command once again, Load Default Type Styles. And this time, I would click on the Replace button both for the Paragraph Styles warning and also for the Character Styles warning. You can see that as I do that, my text is being updated on the fly. Now, let's say after a certain amount of time, you no longer want these styles to appear in every single new document, and every document you open as well. Why then, you'd go ahead and open a document that didn't contain styles in the first place, like this one here.

If I were to open it right now, it would open with the new styles, but because I opened it before, I'm not seeing my paragraph or character styles. If you end up opening the file, and it displays a bunch of styles, and you want to get rid of them, you just want to clear out your styles, then you'd go up to the File menu and choose the Revert command, which will be available to you, and that should clear those styles out. And then with nothing in paragraph styles except basic paragraph which is the default setting, and nothing in character styles except for none, also a default setting, you would then go to your Flyout menu icon again and choose Save Default Type Styles.

And that will go ahead and clear things out so that those styles don't end up appearing in future documents. So, that's how you go about saving out global default styles as well as erasing those global default styles here inside Photoshop 13.1.

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Photoshop CS6 New Features

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  1. 1m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 37s
  2. 2h 27m
    1. The secrets of the dark interface
      3m 55s
    2. Background and Auto-Save
      3m 22s
    3. The altogether revamped Crop tool
      4m 0s
    4. The consolidated Properties panel
      3m 58s
    5. The searchable Layers panel
      5m 2s
    6. Modifying multiple layers at a time
      4m 50s
    7. The wide world of layer enhancements
      6m 48s
    8. Content-Aware Move and Extend
      6m 16s
    9. Content-Aware Patch
      3m 14s
    10. Auto-Power color adjustments
      6m 3s
    11. The brave new world of Camera Raw 7
      6m 16s
    12. The new three-part Blur Gallery
      8m 9s
    13. The Adaptive Wide-Angle filter
      7m 7s
    14. Correcting wide-angle panoramas
      7m 14s
    15. Text enhancements & styles
      4m 48s
    16. Filling & stroking shape layers
      4m 37s
    17. Aligning and stacking vector-based shapes
      4m 17s
    18. Working with the Scripted Patterns
      3m 32s
    19. Erodible brush tips & airbrushes
      5m 44s
    20. The enhanced Liquify filter
      4m 20s
    21. The new Oil Paint filter
      4m 10s
    22. Selecting skin tones and faces
      5m 11s
    23. The new Lighting Effects filter
      6m 29s
    24. Editing videos in the Timeline panel
      10m 16s
    25. Making editable 3D type
      8m 8s
    26. 3D shadows and reflections
      6m 35s
    27. Aligning and distributing meshes in 3D
      3m 0s
  3. 50m 34s
    1. Introducing the first Photoshop Creative Cloud update
      1m 36s
    2. Liquify and Blur Gallery support Smart Objects
      8m 42s
    3. Creating conditional actions
      9m 51s
    4. Moving a point with the Pen tool on the fly
      3m 32s
    5. Autonaming merged layers
      4m 42s
    6. Creating global default type styles
      4m 57s
    7. Copying CSS code from specialty layers
      4m 54s
    8. Enhanced 3D lighting with 32-bit bit color
      6m 42s
    9. The new default 3D image-based light
      5m 38s
  4. 29s
    1. Goodbye
      29s

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