Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Applying a gradient, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Here we can look at three different ways of creating a gradient, or applying a…gradient to your type: a gradient overlay, a gradient layer, and just a regular…layer with a gradient added to it.…We're also going to look at how you can determine whether the gradient starts…and finishes across the whole range of your type or whether it starts and…finishes within individual words.…So let's begin by looking at a gradient overlay, one of our layer effects.…So I've clicked on the type layer.…I'm going to go Gradient Overlay, and then I'm going to come and choose the kind…of gradient that I want.…
I'm going to use this one, and then this will determine the angle of the gradient.…I can also mess around with its scale, I can reverse it, et cetera.…I'm just going to leave it as is for now.…So that's method number one.…Now what I'm going to do is I am going to duplicate this layer.…Command+J or Ctrl+J will turn off the one that's below, and I will delete the layer effect.…So we're back to where we began.…
- 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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