Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Transforming text, part of Photoshop CS6: Text.
I oftentimes try to make the style of my text match the subject of the image or …document that I'm working with. And sometimes, that means getting a …little bit wild, maybe stretching and skewing, perhaps even warping that text around. …Let's take a look at how we can transform the appearance of our text in Photoshop. …I'll go ahead and choose the Type tool from the toolbox. …And then, I'll just click into the image and I'm going to type a word here. …I'll just say Stretch with an exclamation point since it certainly appears that …this brown pelican is stretching rather significantly.…
And then, we'll take a look at some of the ways that we can stretch the text, …quite literally. I'll start off with the Transform commands. …With that Type Layer active, I'll go to the Edit menu. …And then choose either Transform, and then one of the options from the sub …menu, or simply Free Transform. And then I can stretch that text. …I can make it very tall just by stretching that box upward. …I can adjust the overall size of the text. …
- Type tool basics
- Editing, moving, and aligning text
- Basic text attributes
- Character and Paragraph panels overview
- Kerning and tracking
- Vertical and horizontal scaling
- Transforming text
- Adding layer effects
- Putting an image inside text
Skill Level Intermediate
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Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials (2011)with Nigel French2h 37m Intermediate
Graphic Design Foundations: Typographywith Ina Saltz2h 23m Beginner
1. Getting Started with Text
2. Basic Text Appearance
3. Advanced Text Appearance
4. Aligning Text
5. Advanced Text Options
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