Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Transforming type using the Warp tool, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
It's possible to warp our type in Photoshop and retain that type as still…being live editable type.…So here is an example of some warped type, and warped type has this appearance.…This is what its layer thumbnail looks like, just to indicate that you have…a warp applied to it.…So if I select that and then come and click on my Warping options up here on the…Tool options, we can see that this has an arch applied to it.…There are 15 different warping effects.…They are exactly the same effects as you have in Illustrator.…
What you can't do is you can't combine them, which you may find a little bit…limiting, and there may be some things you need to do that require you to go…beyond warping your text.…So warping may get you so far, at which point you may then need to convert your…type to a shape layer, and then you can pull around as much as you want. But at…that point of course it's not any longer editable as type.…But what we're going to do here in this movie is just stay with editable…live type just using the standard warp effects.…
- 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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