Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding pixel/point size and resolution, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Earlier on in this title, I had us change our type preferences so that we see…our type in pixels, as opposed to points.…And here is the reason why I had us do that.…When we are in pixels, our type size is expressed as an absolute number.…When we are in points, our type size is always going to be relative to the…resolution of our image.…So, if I select this piece of type--I am just going to insert my cursor and…press Command+A to select all of it--…we can see that it is 166 pixels.…
If I now go to my Image menu > Image Size, if I turn off Resample Image so I…keep the same number of pixels in the image, and I will change it to 72 pixels…per inch resolution, and then I'll come back to my Type tool,…we are still at 166 pixels as the size of the type.…But if I go to my Preferences and come to my Units & Ruler preferences and…change the Type unit to points, and then select this piece of type.…
So, currently we are at 166 points, but I am going to make the same changes I made before.…I am going to come to my Image Size dialog box, and I got there by pressing…
- 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 53m Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentialswith Nigel French2h 37m Intermediate
Up and Running with Photoshop for Designwith Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
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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