Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Sizing type, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
This movie is about sizing your type, and there are several ways to do this.…I'm going to choose my Type tool, and I'm going to triple-click on that piece…of type to select it.…So first of all, I'm going to size my type using the menus, and I can do this…either on my Tool Options or on my Character panel.…I'm going to do it on my Tool Options.…I can choose from any one of these sizes on the type scale, I can highlight the…existing value and type in any other value, or with my cursor in this field, I…can press my up arrow or my down arrow to increase or decrease the size.…
If I take the focus away from the Tool Options and come and make sure I'm…back on my canvas, I could use keyboard shortcuts instead: Command+Shift+>…or Command+Shift+<.…Substitute the Command key for the Ctrl key if you're working on Windows.…And that's going to increase or decrease your type in two-point increments.…If you add in the Option or Alt key to the same key combination, you'll be going…in 10-point increments.…
Something that Photoshop has that I wish were available in InDesign or in…
- 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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