Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Casing and underlining options, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
This movie is about using the Underline and Strikethrough options, and we can…keep this brief, because basically, don't use them. They look nasty.…They're going to slice through the descenders of your type, and there is no way…to control the white of that underline or its position from the baseline of the type.…If you really can't resist underlining the type, then perhaps you could just…manually underline it with the Line tool.…That's going to be rather labor intensive, but you would at least get to choose…the position of the line relative to the type.…
Perhaps you want a retro look, in which case you could use them, but I can't…really think of a time when that might be useful.…We also have the casing options.…So I'm going to select this type, and I can just click on the two big Ts to…go to all uppercase, or I can press Command+Shift+K or Ctrl+Shift+K or the Small Caps option.…The keyboard shortcut for that is Command+Shift+H or Ctrl+Shift+H. Now, look at…this nasty space that happens here between the uppercase Y and the reduced cap…
- 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 52m Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentialswith Nigel French2h 37m 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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