Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Converting type to shape layers, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
There will times when using the Warp options are not going to get you the…result that you want.…You may want to go further, and to go further you will need to convert your…type to a shape layer.…So let's begin with a comparison. So I need you, first of all, to buy into the idea…that one is better than the other and therefore worth the extra effort.…So what I am going to do is I'm going to press Shift+Tab to hide my panels on…the side, and then I am going to come up to my arranged documents and set this…to a 2-Up arrangement, and then I'd come to this one,…just move that over a bit, and to this one just to position it in the center of the canvas.…
So on the left, this one right here, we have just the standard warp applied, and…we can see how it's sort of warping the shapes of the letters. It's not really…getting me what I want and the type is bowing along the top here, whereas I…wanted it to be straight.…On the right, what I've done is I've converted my type to a shape layer,…actually not one shape layer, but two, and then I have applied a warp to those…
- 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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