Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligning type on an axis, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Our basic alignment options are left, right, center, and justified, but of…course there are more than just those four options.…One option we have for aligning our text is aligning on an axis.…So if I were to turn on a guide that I have in this document--and I'm going to do that…by pressing Command+Semicolon or Ctrl+Semicolon--…we can see that that is the axis that I am on aligning on.…And if you were to try and achieve this by keeping these three words as one…text area, then it would be very hard to do, as you can see by looking over at the Layers panel.…
I've actually split these different words onto separate layers.…That way we can just sort of float them around.…I've got the whole group selected there. I need to come and select the…individual layer, and I can just drag this around and float it around, dock it…into position according to that guide.…Drawing the guide of course we just move into the ruler and click and drag and…pull out the guide, drop that wherever we want it to be.…This brings up another issue. Okay, so we've aligned these three now independent…
- 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
Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layerswith Nigel French2h 53m Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentialswith Nigel French2h 37m Intermediate
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
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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