Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying anti-aliasing to type, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
When we create type in Photoshop, we are often creating type for screens,…so we have an additional option that we won't find in InDesign and that is…anti-aliasing. There are five choices: None, Sharp, Crisp, Strong, and Smooth.…Firstly, what is anti-aliasing?…Well, it is the addition of transition color pixels from the color of your…type to the color of the background to give the effect of smooth curves and diagonals.…If we take a look at enlarged view of this S that has no anti-aliasing applied,…we see that because the pixels are square, wherever there is a diagonal,…wherever there is a curve, we get this presumably undesirable, unless you…perhaps like this look, this jagged effect.…
But if we now look at the sharp anti-aliasing, then we can see that we have…these additional color pixels added in around the edges.…I am going to zoom in just a little bit further.…So, this is no longer just one color, but is probably three additional colors,…in addition to the color of the text.…There is no right or wrong anti-aliasing choice;…
- 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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