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Redefining a style and styling a word

From: Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

Video: Redefining a style and styling a word

In this movie, I'll show you how to change the definition of a paragraph style, and also show you how to create and use a character style. Now, in the case of this image, I like the way, the word romance is formatted. So, I'll go ahead and select the romance layer and then I'll press the t key to switch the type tool. And you'll that I've set my font to mistral. Now, that may not be installed on your system, if not, try out some other script font. If you know that you not only want to lift a style from some text, but you also want to style that text so it updates along with the style definition.

Redefining a style and styling a word

In this movie, I'll show you how to change the definition of a paragraph style, and also show you how to create and use a character style. Now, in the case of this image, I like the way, the word romance is formatted. So, I'll go ahead and select the romance layer and then I'll press the t key to switch the type tool. And you'll that I've set my font to mistral. Now, that may not be installed on your system, if not, try out some other script font. If you know that you not only want to lift a style from some text, but you also want to style that text so it updates along with the style definition.

Then your best approach when creating this style is to select at least one character of text. Then go ahead and bring up the paragraph styles panel, and click on the little page icon, then double-click on paragraph style one to bring up the dialog box. And let's go ahead and name this Romance Style. Then I'll click OK in order to dismiss the dialog box. Notice that this time around, we're seeing Romance Style with a plus sign, which tells us sure enough, we've linked the style successfully to the layer. So to make everything good, just drop down to tat clear overwrite button, and click on it.

Now we want to style the in the air layer so go ahead and click on it, and then click on romance style to link it. And then drop down to the clear override button again and click on it and from this point on we're not going to have to click that clear override button anymore. Alright, now let's say that I look at this text and I think, it doesn't want to be blue it want's to be red. I need to change the style definition, and you can do that by double clicking on romance style. However, I recommend for the best results, that you switch away from any text layers, when you perform these kinds of modifications.

So just go ahead and select an image layer, for example, then double click on romance style. In our case, I'll click on the color bar there, and then I'll change the hue value to zero degrees Click okay and you can see that the text is already updated in the background. Assuming that the preview check box is on, then go ahead and click okay again. Alright, now let's say I want to make the word 'air' blue. And because its just a single word. As opposed to an entire paragraph, we need to perform this step using a character style so I'll go ahead and switch to the character styles panel which is just next door.

And then I'll click on the little page icon to create a new style then I'll double click on it. To bring up the dialogue box and notice this time around all of the settings are empty, even inside of the other panels because we want to create essentially a context neutral style. In other words, this is a style that could turn any character of type blue regardless of its formatting. So I'll go ahead and click in this question mark bar right there. And I'll change the hue value to 210, I'll change the saturation value to 100, and I'll change the brightness value to 75, and I'll click ok.

Click on style name, and call this guy just blue, and then click ok again. Because the background is selected that doesn't end up affecting any type. So now I'm going to double click on the word air. And I'll press Control h or Command h in the Mac to hide that highlight, so I can gauge whether the color works. Then I'll click on just blue, and sure enough, just that one word changes, and none of the other formatting changes along with it. All right. Now I'll press the Enter key on the keypad in order to accept that change. All right. Here's another way to work.

I'm going to switch back to the Paragraph Styles panel. Lets say, I want to directly format some type, as opposed to working inside the dialogue box. Well that's an option, all you need to do is, for example, double click on the word romance here. And this time around I'm going to change the font to segoe script. And again that's a font that's on my system, it may not be on yours. And that'll tab over to the type size value because after all the text is too big. And I'll change it to 50 points. And I'll press the Enter key one time, the Return key on a Mac, in order to accept the change in that value.

Now notice that Romance Style has a little plus sign after it, quite reasonable, because there are local overrides this time around. If you want to redefine the style, which is what I want to do, then drop down to this little check mark, (no period) And click on it. Now we'll go ahead and not only redefine the style, but also update both of the text layers. And notice that the word air remains blue, even though it is now set in a different font and size. All right, so that's all good. Now before I wrap up, I do want to make you aware.

Of what I consider to be a strange decision on Adobe's part, and it may be the kind of thing that ends up confusing you as well. I'm going to hide the paragraph styles panel, and then I'll go up to the Window menu, and choose History in order to bring up the History panel. And you can see that we've got an awful lot of states here. Oftentimes, when you're applying a paragraph style Photoshop throws in an extra step where it's applying a character style as well. Now here's the thing I want to make you aware of, if I go all the way back to the open state which returns us to the very beginning of this movie.

Notice, now, if I bring up the paragraph style panel, I still have a style, and it's called romance style. And I also have a character style called just blue. You cannot undo the creation or modification of styles. So notice, if I switch back to paragraph styles, and double click on it. I will say that I'm still in Segoe Script, as opposed to Mistral. And the color is red, and so forth. So it's a little bit of a gotcha sometimes. You just have to remember, nothing you do to styles can be undone. That said, you can throw them away.

And if you want to get rid of a style without a warning, then you press the Alt key, or the Option key on the Mac, and click on that little Trash icon. And that's how you change the definition of a paragraph style. And here work with character styles inside Photoshop.

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Photoshop CC One-on-One: Intermediate

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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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