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Photoshop for Designers: Type Essentials

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Explore the fundamental concepts and techniques for working with type in Photoshop.

Learn the fundamentals of working with type in Adobe Photoshop. In this course, instructor Nigel French distinguishes when it is appropriate to set type in Photoshop rather than InDesign or Illustrator and what makes Photoshop unique for certain type treatments. He demonstrates essential techniques, such as entering and editing text; interacting with type layers; and adjusting the color, transparency, and character formatting of type. Plus, he discusses some evolving technologies in type, including the new frontier of color fonts.


  • Welcome
1. Getting Set Up
  • Setting type in Photoshop
  • Missing fonts
  • Create workspace
2. Choosing and Entering Text in Photoshop
  • Type anatomy
  • Entering, selecting, and moving type
  • Choosing fonts
  • Point type and paragraph type
  • Returns and breaks
  • Sizing type
  • Point size and resolution
  • Vertical type
  • Rasterizing type
3. Working with Text
  • Working with dummy text and copy and pasting
  • Find and replace
  • Spell-checking
  • Text and anti-aliasing
  • The Glyphs panel
  • Match Font
  • Filtering type layers
4. Formatting Text in Photoshop
  • Adding color to your type
  • Spacing type: Leading, kerning, and tracking
  • OpenType features
  • Shaping paragraphs
  • Alignment options
  • Hanging punctuation and bullets
  • Aligning as a group
  • Distributing type layers
  • Paragraph styles and character styles
5. Simple Photoshop Type Treatments
  • Type and texture
  • Type and transparency
  • Masking type
  • Applying a gradient
  • Type and layer effects
  • Setting type on a path
  • Create warped text
6. Evolving Technologies in Type
  • Variable type
  • Color fonts
  • Goodbye

Taught by

Nigel French

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