Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding space between paragraphs and paragraph indents, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Indents and spacing:…applying spacing between paragraphs or applying a first-line indent to…paragraphs. And I say 'or' because in a situation like this, you wouldn't want to do both;…one or other of those techniques would become obsolete if you applied both.…So what we have at the moment is first-line indents.…And if I choose my Type tool, clicking one of these paragraphs, click on my…Paragraph panel, we see there is the first-line indent.…It's set to 17 pixels.…Why 17 pixels? Because that's my type size.…
And it's sort of conventional.…You don't need adhere to this rigidly by any means, but the size of your…first-line indent should be 1 em space.…What's an em space? It's the size of your type.…So to put it another way, your first-line indent should be the same as your point size.…And that's what I'm using here.…Now alternatively, I could differentiate my paragraphs not by using first-line…indents, but rather, by using paragraph spacing.…Just before I move on to that, let me point out to that the first paragraph has…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introducing Type in Photoshop
Setting type preferences3m 37s
2. Entering and Editing Text
3. Character Formatting
4. Paragraph Formatting
5. Masking Type
6. Path Type, Rotated Type, and Vertical Type
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