Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Create a work path from type, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
When you start working with type on a path, you quickly come to realize that the…possibilities are endless.…And if you need some inspiration, I strongly suggest that you do a browser search…for typographic portraits, and you will come up with some really, really cool stuff.…And it's very, very labor intensive, but we are going to try something a lot…more modest and achievable in the space of a few minutes,…but nonetheless very effective, and that is we are going to take a letterform,…and then we are going to put type around that letterform. And in this case I've…chosen to use an S, and around it I am putting a Shakespeare quotation from The…Merchant of Venice, and I have broken this quotation into two parts.…
There is the first part, and there is the second. Combined they very effectively,…I think, suggest the graceful shape of this S letterform.…So let's see, how do we do this?…I am going to turn off those finished layers, and I am going to turn back on the S.…What we want to do here is want to create a path from this letter.…
- 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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