Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Distorting type, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Sometimes you might just want to use the warping tools for some horizontal…and/or vertical distortion and actually ignore the name of the effect, dial…that down to zero, and that's the case here.…So what we have, if I select this piece and we come and click on the Warp option…right there, this is a Shell Lower, but that's kind of irrelevant because the…effect is turned to zero. This could be anything.…What's causing this to take on the appearance that it has is the…horizontal distortion.…
So this piece of type is horizontally distorted -50% and the other piece, +50,…and then there's also a little bit of extra fiddling that's happened with them,…just to make them align perfectly, or as perfectly as I could get them.…By the way, let me just point something out here.…If we start with these originals and I'll turn off this group, and then I'll…select that piece of Type,…now we've been going to this Warp option here.…I could also come to the Edit menu and choose Transform > Warp.…
Then when I do this, I can choose one of these effects. Since we haven't done a…
- 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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