Friday, 8 July 2011

Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials (Lynda)

Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials (Lynda)
Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials (Lynda)
Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials (Lynda) For this installment of Photoshop for Designers, Nigel French explains the fundamentals of working with type in Photoshop, distinguishing when it is appropriate to set type in Photoshop rather than InDesign or Illustrator and what makes Photoshop unique for certain type treatments. This course demonstrates essential techniques, such as entering and editing text; interacting with type layers; and adjusting the color, transparency, character and paragraph formatting of type. Exercise files are included with the course.
Topics include:
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
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Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials (Lynda)

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