Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Entering glyphs and special characters, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
How do we address those times when we need to insert a character that we can't…find on our keyboard, something like a foreign accent or a diacritical mark or…some sort of ornamental punctuation as I'm using here?…I am using this pilcrow to differentiate my paragraphs.…Well, if you are an InDesign or Illustrator user, your instinct will be to go…to the Glyphs panel, but you won't find a Glyphs panel in Photoshop.…It got forgotten, unfortunately.…So, here are some ways around that.…
We can go to Illustrator or InDesign, if you have either of those programs,…and you can use your Type tool, make an insertion point, come to the Type…menu, the Glyphs panel, and find the character that you are after.…Double-click to insert it.…Highlight it there, copy it, come back to Photoshop, and paste it.…Okay, well, that's quite a long way around.…Maybe you don't have Illustrator or InDesign. Maybe you don't feel…comfortable using them.…So let's look at another way of doing this.…
I am going to turn off the visibility on this finished layer and turn on the…
- 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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