Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Baseline Shift, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Here we're going to talk about using Baseline Shift.…Baseline Shift is something that might come in handy when you have type that…includes ordinals or subscripted characters.…So let's begin with this example. I'm going to come to my Character panel.…This is where we apply Baseline Shift, but before we apply it here, I'm going to…start out by making this text superscript.…So that's going to reduce its size, and it's going to shift its baseline.…But I don't really like where it shifted the baseline to.…So I can come to Baseline Shift, and I'm just going to press my down arrow to…move that down by one point or one pixel.…
Now I'm going to select the number 2 here and this wants to be subscript, and…that's gone way to low.…So now I'm going to use my Baseline Shift, and I'm going to shift this one up.…Now if you're used to working with type in InDesign, you may be thinking, well,…surely you can specify the relative position of the superscript and subscript. No, you can't.…You just have to do it like this, and it's not going to come up that frequently.…
- 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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