Working with vector-based text


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Working with vector-based text

In this exercise we are going to explore what it means to have vector-based type inside of Photoshop, a pixel-based application. I am still working away on this document TV movie ad. Now if you know anything about vector-based type, it's scalable type, which means that it's always smooth no matter how you print the image or how you zoom in on the image or any of that. That's not quite the way it works inside of Photoshop. So in other words let's say we were to zoom in on this text right here and I'm going to press and hold the Z key here in Photoshop CS4 and Click inside of this text like so in order to zoom, zoom, zoom in on it. Now we are very, very close so I'll release the Z key. If this were Illustrator or InDesign or some other vector-based application, then we would still see very sharp smooth text.

We could zoom in on it to the maximum zoom ratio, whatever that might be and still see very smooth outlines. Inside of Photoshop we see pixels. So you can...

Working with vector-based text
Video duration: 6m 12s 20h 57m Intermediate

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Working with vector-based text provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Deke McClelland as part of the Photoshop CS4 One-on-One: Advanced

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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