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In Photoshop CS6 Essential Training, Julieanne Kost demonstrates how to produce high-quality images in a short amount of time, using a combination of Adobe Photoshop CS6, Bridge, and Camera Raw.
The course details the Photoshop features and creative options, and shows efficient ways to perform common editing tasks, including noise reduction, shadow and highlight detail recovery, retouching, and combining multiple images. Along the way, the course explores techniques for nondestructive editing and compositing using layers, blending modes, layer masks, and much more.
There are two different ways to add a warp to a type layer. You can either select the Type tool by tapping on the T key, and then click on the Type Warp option in the Options bar and in the Warp Text dialog box, we can choose from a variety of different styles. Say for example, we want to add a slight arch to this. We'll choose that style and then decrease the Bend in order to just get a very mild warp. Clicking OK will apply that warp, but one of the nice features about a text warp in Photoshop is that you're able to re-edit that at any time.
I could re-edit it by clicking on the Type Warp option in the Text Options bar or I can go to the second way to apply a text warp and that's under the Edit menu to Transform, and then Warp. You can see that I have the same set of presets or styles here, but I can also change the Bend options by simply clicking and dragging in the image area in order to change that Bend value. When I like the warp that I've applied, we'll tap the Return or Enter key in order to apply it. So not only is the type warping re-editable, but the type is also editable.
So with my Type tool selected, if I triple-click anywhere inside of that text block, you'll notice that I could change this text to say something else, like leaves. When I hold down the Command key and tap the Return or Enter key, you can see that I can apply that warp to that re-edited text. So there you have it, two easy ways to add a warp to a type layer in Photoshop.
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