Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using horizontal and vertical scale options, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
On your Character panel you will also find options for adjusting the horizontal…and vertical scale of your type. Please don't use these options.…Now, I'm perhaps overstating it.…That sounds a bit too didactic.…There may be times when you will need to use them, but for the most part we want…our Horizontal and Vertical Scale at 100%.…But should you really need to change it,…I have my type selected here. I'm going to press my Command+H or Ctrl+H to hide…the inverse video on the type. That keeps the type selected, and I can now come…over to these settings and just change them to something other than 100%.…
I can also use the scrubby sliders on them.…So there I am reducing the Vertical Scale to 49%, and it just looks weird, and I…can do the same with the Horizontal.…Now, if you really need to squash your type, make your type more vertical, I'm…going to put this one back to 100%.…If you need to achieve something like this where your type occupies less width…and is more vertical, then use a font that has the word 'condensed' in it,…
- 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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