Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligning paragraphs left, right, and center, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
This is the first of several movies dealing with our basic alignment options:…left, center, and right.…I am on a layer of paragraph type and I am going to choose my Type tool, and I…can now just insert my cursor into the text, and I can click on any of these…options on my Tool Options bar, left, center, and right, to adjust the alignment…of the text within the type area.…If we want to set the alignment of the text on the whole canvas then that's…something else, and I will be addressing that in a separate movie, but I am…talking about within this type area that we defined earlier.…
We can also use shortcuts for this, and they are Command+Shift+L,…Command+Shift+C, Command+Shift+R, and Windows users, just substitute the Ctrl key…for the Command key.…Now that's all well and good.…You will notice that there is not justified type option there.…If we want justified type, then we need to get that from the Paragraph panel,…but I will be doing justified type in a separate movie.…Here for now is a cautionary tale about working with point type and aligning the type.…
- 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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