Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Evenly spacing type elements with unique lengths, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Okay, here is a common task.…We are creating some sort of navigation bar and we want to space out these…different buttons equally, but they are all of different lengths.…Firstly, why are they all on separate layers?…Well, they are all on separate layers so that we can go as far as we possibly…can in Photoshop preparing this document for interactivity, so that we can slice…these up into individual areas and they could be made into separate buttons.…That wouldn't be possible if we just had one long line of text.…
So, that's what we have here.…We have got these individual buttons on separate layers.…But how do we get them spaced evenly?…Well, it's a less-than-exact science.…It's quite labor intensive.…This is our starting point.…What I am going to do is I am going to select all of these and then on my Tool…Options bar, I get my Align option.…So, I am going to align all of these to the left, like so.…Having arranged my layers from top to bottom as they read from left to right, I…now know that portfolio galleries is in the right position.…
- 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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