Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting type around a shape, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Following on from type on a path, let's look at putting type around a shape,…because we needn't to limit ourselves to paths that we've drawn with the Pen tool.…We can create vector shapes.…In this case, I'm just using a simple vector shape from Photoshop's vector shape…library and obviously it is the cat shape.…You can use any vector shape that you have created in Illustrator or in…Photoshop and attempt to put type around it.…The more complicated the shape, the harder it's going to be to get a good result,…but let's see how this is going to work.…
So I'm going to turn off our starting layers, and I'm going to click at the…bottom of the Layers panel there, so that we deselect that active path.…Then I'm going to come and choose my Custom Shape tool, and the shape that I want…is obviously the cat.…If you don't see the cat as part of your custom shapes, make sure that you have…all of the shapes loaded.…It's actually in the Animals group, but you may as well go ahead and load them all.…So I want to choose that one, and then I'm just going to draw myself a cat like that.…
- 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
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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