Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting forced justified paragraph alignment , part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
This movie is about using the Justify All Lines alignment option, often known…as Force Justify, and it might be useful when you need to create some sort of…treatment like this where you have a smooth right-hand edge to your type area.…It's only possible when working with paragraph type so if, as I am about to…do, you start with point type, then you need to convert this to paragraph type.…So I'm going to select that layer, come to the Layer menu, down to Type >…Convert to Paragraph Text.…
So now I can switch to my Type tool, click inside the type area, and adjust its…width, and I'm going to adjust it to about there.…I'm now going to press Command+A to select all of that type, and we may as well…go and apply the Forced Justify option.…I can also use the keyboard shortcut Command+Shift+F, or Ctrl+Shift+F, to…get the same thing.…So, now I'm going to increase the size of my type and if necessary, I'm going to…increase the size of my leading.…
That's Alt+Down Arrow.…So there's a certain amount of back and forth here. Changing the size of your type,…
- 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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