Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Sampling color, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
A particularly effective way of getting your type in color is to sample color…somewhere from the image that you're combining the type with.…So I'm going to come to my Type tool and rather than select the type,…I don't even need to do that, rather than choose the eyedropper,…I don't need to do that,…I'm going to go to the color box.…My cursor becomes the eyedropper, and now I can move that around and just stab…around on the image, and then my type color will update to reflect that.…So I think I'm going to go with the red from that boat right there.…
Now to take this a bit further, we could use the Kuler web site, which would allow…us to upload this image, create a color theme from it, save that color theme as…an Adobe Swatch Exchange file, load that file in Photoshop, and then apply the…colors of that theme to different pieces of text.…Let's say we have more text that we want to apply color to.…So let's see how that works.…I'm going to go to my web browser, and I'm signed in to Kuler.…
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- 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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