Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

with Nigel French
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Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials
Video duration: 0s 2h 37m Intermediate


For this installment of Photoshop for Designers, Nigel French explains the fundamentals of working with type in Photoshop, distinguishing when it is appropriate to set type in Photoshop rather than InDesign or Illustrator and what makes Photoshop unique for certain type treatments. This course demonstrates essential techniques, such as entering and editing text; interacting with type layers; and adjusting the color, transparency, character and paragraph formatting of type.

Topics include:
  • The pros and cons of setting type in Photoshop
  • Setting type preferences
  • Choosing fonts
  • Sizing type
  • Entering glyphs and special characters
  • Tracking and kerning type
  • Using Baseline Shift
  • Working with OpenType fonts
  • Justifying and aligning paragraphs
  • Masking type with clipping masks
  • Warping type
  • Converting type to shape layers


- [Voiceover] Hi I'm Nigel French welcome to Photoshop for designers type essentials. When we think of Photoshop type isn't the first thing that comes to mind. The reality is we often want to combine type with our imagery without having to open up other programs like InDesign or Illustrator. After going over some type basics and terminology we'll move on to the essentials of setting type using the character and paragraph panels as well as explore those lessly used options like working with open type fonts and modifying hyphenation and justification settings.

There'll also be plenty of tips about what makes good looking type as well advice on common pitfalls to avoid. After we've covered the fundamentals we'll move on to more advanced topics like masking type, putting type on a path, and getting quality results with the warp options. Lets get started with Photoshop for designers type essentials.

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