Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting type around a circle, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Here we're going to create type on a circle--not just one circle, but two--so…that the type reads correctly from the top and the bottom.…So I am going to turn off the visibility on that group, and then I am going to…come and choose my Ellipse tool, and I'm going to draw myself a circle.…Now so that that circle doesn't end up in that group, I'm going to select the…bottom layer, layer 0.…So I'm going to start drawing my circle and as soon as I've started drawing, I'm…going to hold down the Option or Alt key, so I can draw it from the center point.…
And so that I can constrain it to a perfect circle,…I'm going to hold down the Shift key.…Now I'll choose my Type tool, and before I do anything with my Type tool, I'm…going to come to my Character panel and from the Character panel menu, I'm going…to choose Reset Character, so that we start with a level playing field, all of the…default values for my type.…Now, I'll just move my cursor over the edge of that path, and you can just see…that when I'm on the edge of that path, I get a flowing line through my 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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