Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with transparency, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
When changing the color of your type, of course you may wish to combine this…with changing your opacity.…So far we have been working with type at 100% Opacity, but it's a very…effective way of creating an interaction between your type and your image by…just reducing the opacity.…Now, I'm on my type layer here, and I'm in my Move tool.…That means I can just press numbers on my keyboard and it will reduce the…opacity of the type layer.…So if I wanted to go to 70%, just press 7.…Instantly the two are tied together in some way that they weren't before.…
If I want to go back to 100%, just press 0.…Let's say I want to change the color.…I'll press my X key to make white my foreground color, to switch my…foreground/background colors, and then press Option or Alt and my Backspace…Delete key to fill that type.…Now maybe I want to reduce the opacity of that. Maybe I also want to experiment…with the different Blend modes.…Now with my type as white, certain of these Blend modes are not going to work.…It's just going to disappear.…
- 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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