A better way to preview fonts


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A better way to preview fonts

Some of you may have noticed that when you have your Text tool selected and you go to your Font field on the Options bar and you click on this little pop-up menu here for the font, you actually get a tiny little preview of the actual typeface. So the name of the font is all listed in the operating system font, whatever that is. But over to the right, you get this word, SAMPLE in the actual font of that font that you have chosen here. I actually don't find this all that useful but if you want, you can make it bigger, like for here, this is pretty tiny. You can't really tell what that looks like. So let's first teach you how to change the preference to make those font previews larger. Command+K or Ctrl+K in Windows to open up your Preferences dialog and there at the bottom is the word Type and you can change the Font Preview Size to, well, let's make it Huge. Click OK and now when I go back up to that list, I definitely get a much larger font preview.

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A better way to preview fonts
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A better way to preview fonts provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Michael Ninness as part of the Photoshop CS4 Power Shortcuts

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Design Photography
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Photoshop
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