Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting point type to paragraph type and vice versa, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
It's probably not often that you will want to do this, but you can convert point…type to paragraph type and vice versa,…and here is how you do it.…You select the type layer and you come to the Layer menu, down to Type.…This is currently point type, so I get the option of converting it to paragraph text.…Having done so, when I now choose my Type tool and I click in that text frame,…we see we have a text area border, and I can use that border to reshape the…width of that text block.…
On the other hand, maybe I have typed this as paragraph text and I want to…convert it to point text.…So, once again, I don't select the type.…I just select the type layer.…Come to the Layer menu > Type, and I now have the option, Convert to Point Text.…It doesn't look any different, but now when I choose my Type tool and click on it,…we see we get the baselines underlined, and we get this anchor point indicating…that it is left aligned.…Now, that means that as point text, I can break this all onto one line,…regardless of how long that line may be, and even though it might extend beyond…
- 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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