Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Using type mask tools, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
There are several ways to create a type mask in Photoshop.…This is my least favorite and least flexible of the methods,…but I am going to show it to you anyway.…This involves using a type mask tool, either the horizontal or the vertical type…mask tool. I am going to use horizontal.…When using this, you can work with either point type or paragraph type.…So I am going to come and click on the layer that I want to apply the mask to,…and I am going to work with paragraph type, so I am going to click and drag…to define a type area.…
Then what we have is this.…Everything is covered with this red transparent overlay.…Everything at the moment is masked.…Just what I type is going to be the portion of this image that will…ultimately be revealed.…So I will start typing in, and I might want to adjust my type size and my font,…etc., but this is fine for now.…So I will key in my type, I will press Command+A to select my type, and then we…get this really dizzying, confusing visual feedback here.…
We have the red of the mask, and then we have the inverse video of the selection.…
- 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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