Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing fonts, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
This movie is about choosing your fonts, and here I'm going to select the layer Spoilt.…I've got each of these bits of type on a separate layer, and I'm going to…double-click on the thumbnail for Spoilt to select that type.…And I can now come up and change the font in my Tool Options bar.…I can also do the same thing using my Character panel.…With the Essentials workspace, I have the Character panel as part of that workspace.…If you don't see it, you can toggle to it by clicking on this icon on the Tool Options bar.…
And a third way to get it is to actually choose it from the Window menu,…Character. Or if you are in your Type tool and have some type selected, you can…also press Command+T or Ctrl+T to bring up your Character panel.…Anyway, after all that, I'm not going to use my Character panel.…I'm going to go up here and do it.…Well, the Character panel does give me some additional options, but all I need…for now is on my Tool Options.…So if I select the existing font, I can start typing in the font I am after.…
- 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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