Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting type along a pen path, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Before I show you my own very modest example of putting type on a path, I wanted…to show you a couple of excellent examples of what's possible with this tool, or…indeed what's possible even without it.…This first example, a historical example by a surrealist poet called…Guillaume Apollinaire, and he wrote this I think in 1918. The poem is Il Pleut (It's raining).…I mean if this were done in Photoshop today, it will be done using the Vertical…Type tool along a path.…We see how the form of the text clearly illustrates the content of the poem.…
It was revolutionary at the time and still very relevant today.…A much more contemporary example is this poster advertising a retrospective of…the works of famous graphic designer, Kit Hinrichs.…This is a fairly low-resolution picture of it, but it's a beautifully done piece…with the beard created through pieces of type, just absolutely brilliant, and…everything in here is a letterform of some description.…So this would have been done by creating multiple paths and then putting 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
Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layerswith Nigel French2h 53m Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentialswith Nigel French2h 37m Intermediate
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith 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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