Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Rotating type with Free Transform, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Rotating text in Photoshop is really easy, and it's going to be very quick for me…to show you this, but the point I really want to make here is just how effective…it can be to really spice up the look of your compositions.…Rather than have everything just straight ahead like this, just by rotating…things through 15, 30, 45 degrees, you instantly get a whole new vibe to your piece of art.…If I were to press Command+T to go to Free Transform, I can then come outside of…my transformation box and then just rotate this anyhow I like.…
If I hold down the Shift key, I am going to constrain it to increments of 15…degrees and I am just going to put it like that, press Return, and I would…suggest that that's a lot more interesting than it was before, just by rotating…it through 15 degrees and moving it off center.…A couple of other things I probably should mention.…You can also go to Transform > Rotate.…It's the same difference as going to Free Transform and then just moving outside…of the transformation rectangle.…
- 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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