Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic text attributes, part of Photoshop CS6: Text.
Let's take a look at the ways you can modify the basic attributes or the …overall appearance of the text that you create in Photoshop. …I'll start off by clicking on the Type tool on the toolbox. …And then I'll click inside of the image in order to place the insertion point …there, so that I can type some new text. I'll go ahead and type that text. …And you'll notice that the text already has some attributes there, as a …particular font, there's a font size, there's a color, etcetera. …And all of those attributes a specified on the Options bar.…
Now as soon as I selected the Type tool, I could have modified those settings on …the Options bar. But frankly, I find that it's difficult …to anticipate some of the specific settings that you might want to use. …And so I prefer to start off by adding some basic text, and then modifying the …attributes for that text. When you want to change the text …attributes, on the Options bar. You either need to select the text, that …you want to modify, or you need to make sure that you're not actively editing the text. …
- Type tool basics
- Editing, moving, and aligning text
- Basic text attributes
- Character and Paragraph panels overview
- Kerning and tracking
- Vertical and horizontal scaling
- Transforming text
- Adding layer effects
- Putting an image inside text
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Started with Text
2. Basic Text Appearance
3. Advanced Text Appearance
4. Aligning Text
5. Advanced Text Options
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