Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligning type along a radial axis, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Another type of alignment is radial alignment, where the words radiate from…a fixed center point.…In this case, we are rotating these words around this circle that we see cropped…in the bottom left-hand corner, specifically around the center point of that…circle, and they are at 15-degree increments like the hands of a clock.…In order to achieve this, to make it sort of easier to know where those 15-…degree increments are, what I've done is I have drawn myself a shape layer.…
I have created a 12-pointed star using the Polygon tool, coming up to my Polygon…options and setting the number of sides as being 12.…Okay, so with the polygon turned off, and it's essential that each of these words…be on its own separate layer so that each word can be rotated independently,…so I am going to turn off the finished layer group and turn on the begin layer…group, and they are all down here in the same position currently overlapping each other.…
So, this is how it's going to work.…I am going to start at the beginning with the word THE, and then I'm going to press…
- 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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