Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with vertical type, part of Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials.
Vertical type is something that it's easy to do but a lot harder to make look good.…I think for vertical type to be effective you really need to be working with a…vertical subject matter, and that's why it sort of works here.…It's not great by any means, but we've got the Chrysler Building from New York.…It's obviously very vertical, so therefore having our text also vertical makes a certain sense.…So here is how we create vertical type.…I am going to turn off that layer and then come and choose my Type tool, and we…want the Vertical Type tool.…
So we just click and type away, and instead of going from left to right, it's…going to go from top to bottom. Straightforward enough.…Remember, we are pretty much, at least in the West, hard-wired to read from left to right.…So reading from top to bottom, we are reading just two words here, so it's not…that much of a challenge,…but you wouldn't want to be setting a lot of type vertically.…Once we have the type set vertically, our alignment options entirely different.…
- 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
Photoshop for Designers: Shape Layerswith Nigel French2h 52m Intermediate
Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentialswith Nigel French2h 37m Intermediate
Learning Photoshop for Design (2011)with Deke McClelland3h 36m Appropriate for all
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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