Working with vertical type


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Working with vertical type

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 ve...

Working with vertical type
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Working with vertical type provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

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Design
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Photoshop
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