Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Grouping layers, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Grouping layers can be a very timesaving production technique, especially when…working in situations like this where we are creating a nav bar. As well as…creating the on state for the buttons, we also want to create the over state,…which will be perhaps in a different color.…So I've created these buttons, and I'm now going to put them into a group.…So I'm going to select them all like so, by holding down the Shift key, clicking…the first one, and then clicking the last one, and then pressing Command+G or…Ctrl+G to put them into a group.…So now I can just copy that group to get a whole second set.…
Just drag that group onto the New Layer icon.…So now I have a copy.…I'm going to name the first group the up state, and I'm going to name the second…group the over state.…And we'll now turn off the Visibility on up, expand the over state, and I'm…going to select all of those, with the exception of the Pipes separating them.…Let's say I want to change the color here,…so perhaps I want to go to some sort of orange color as the over state.…
- 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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