Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing type color, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
There are several ways to change the color of your type in Photoshop.…Let's look at changing your type using the Tool Options bar and the Character…panel to begin with.…If I come and choose my Type tool, make sure I'm on the right layer,…I can now come and click on the color box right there, or I can come and click…on the color box right there on the Character panel.…I'll do it up here on the Tool Options.…Choose the color that I want and that changes my type.…A second way is to use keyboard shortcuts.…
So I don't need to be in my Type tool for this one.…I'll just come and sample a color for my Swatches panel, or I could use my Color…panel to mix a color. And then with that color as my foreground color, making…sure I'm on the right layer, I'll press Option+Delete key or…Alt+Backspace key and then that color will fill my type.…Or if I sample a background color,…so if I hold down the Command or the Ctrl key and come on and click on a color…on my swatches color, that color then becomes my background color.…
- 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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