Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Aligning type with guides and Smart Guides, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Typically, with the kind of text we are working with in Photoshop, using our…alignment guides is very helpful.…In the case of this fictional web banner, I've got various different elements of…type and I want to align them relative to each other.…Now, there are several things that I can bring to bear when doing this, not…least of which are my eyes.…So, you would sort of trust what you see really.…I am just going to choose the individual layers and move them around, so that I…can position one piece of type relative to another piece of type.…
But what might help me in doing that is using my Smart Guides.…I can come to the View menu and choose Show > Smart Guides.…Now, when I drag this element around, we will get the Smart Guides kick in.…You see that pink guide along the baseline, also along the right-hand side…as well, indicating that I am now sharing the baseline of the word DESIGN.…And if I drag it up to GRAPHIC here, we get another one of those guides kick in.…So, that might be useful when you need to align one element relative to another,…
- 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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