Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Putting text on a path, part of Photoshop CS6 Text Workshop.
I think we tend to think of text as always following a straight line. …And that makes sense, most of the time the baseline of our text does follow a …perfectly straight line. But it doesn't have to be that way, and …in fact in Photoshop we can have text follow a particular path or shape. …Let's take a look on how we can create a custom path and then apply text so that …it follows along that line. the first step is to create a path. …I'll go ahead and choose the Pen tool. And then I'm going to click at the bottom …left of the fla tiron building here along that roofline and that will add an anchor point.…
And then I'm going to click and hold and drag just a little bit in order to add a …handle which I can use in a moment to adjust the shape of the path itself. …And then I'll follow around the curve. And I'll click and drag at the end of …that curve. And that will allow me to adjust the …overall shape of the curve. And I'm going to need to refine my entry …point here for this anchor point. So I'll hold the Alt key on Windows or …
- Type tool basics
- Editing, moving, and aligning text
- Basic text attributes
- Character and Paragraph panels overview
- Kerning and tracking
- Vertical and horizontal scaling
- Transforming text
- Adding layer effects
- Putting an image inside text
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Started with Text
2. Basic Text Appearance
3. Advanced Text Appearance
4. Aligning Text
5. Advanced Text Options
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