Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting leading, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
This movie is about adjusting the leading, or line spacing, of your type, and this…is an option that you have on your Character panel.…If your Character panel isn't open, then you'll find it under the Window menu.…Now, at the moment I have what's referred to as Auto-Leading, and it's called…leading because it used to be done with strips of lead.…Now Auto-Leading is your point size plus 120%.…So in this case that's going to work out to something like 24.whatever.…Auto-Leading is okay, but it can often trip you up.…
Firstly, let's have a look at how you can actually change what Auto-Leading is.…It doesn't necessarily need to be 120%.…So if I come and choose and Type tool so that I am working on this piece of…type and then I can come to my Paragraph panel,…this is where we actually set the Auto-Leading amount, and it's in the…Justification settings.…So here I can change the Auto-Leading, rather than have it be 120%, maybe 110% is…going to be preferable.…
That brings the lines closer together, makes more of a relationship between the lines.…
- 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
Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layerswith Nigel French2h 52m Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentialswith Nigel French2h 37m Intermediate
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
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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