Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with stacked type, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
As an alternative to vertical type, you might consider stacked type, which is what I have here.…So to recreate this, I'm going to turn off that type layer, choose my Type tool.…I could create this either as point type or as paragraph type.…I think I'm going to go with paragraph type.…So I'm going to click and drag, knowing that I want it to go on the top…right-hand corner, and just type it in, and I'm going to put each two letters on…a separate line. And of course this is going to work much better if you have a…word that has an even number of letters.…
Now let me increase the size of that and adjust the leading accordingly.…I think what I want to do here is I want to increase the size of those first two…letters so that I can keep the spacing between the characters of the same.…That's going to mean that I have to pump that up a little bit, and you'll notice…I'm currently working with right-aligned type.…I'm going to come and choose my Paragraph panel and make this forced justified…and then just adjust the width of that.…
- 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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