Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with OpenType fonts, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
OpenType fonts give us a little more options for sophisticated typography…because OpenType fonts have more characters in their character set,…especially those with the word 'Pro' after them, the OpenType Pro fonts, and that's…what we're looking at here.…These are all OpenType Pro fonts.…Now in the column on the left, these are the non-OpenType examples, and on the…right we have their OpenType equivalents.…So we see that we have the option of using Oldstyle numerals.…
Look at this 9 here.…It's actually sharing the same baseline as the word PLATFORM, real small caps…where reduce capitals are separate characters in their own right, and they have…a horizontal width the same as the full-size caps.…Fractions, we can use ligatures. Look at these fi combination compared to over…here where the F and the I are colliding in a rather unsightly way.…Additional ligatures, like ffi, not available over here.…
Here they are, ffl.…Those are three different letters that are all fused together, fl being another one.…
- 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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