Photoshop type tips
2005 at 02.50 am posted by Veerle Pieters
If you’ve enjoyed Mark Boulton‘s excellent typographic series, then these Photoshop tips might interest you. We’re going to put some of what we’ve learned in part 2 into practice in Photoshop.
Hanging puctuationIn part 2 Mark talks about hanging punctuation. Since most of you use Photoshop, I'm sure you will be happy to know that you can choose 'Roman Hanging' from the Paragraph palette's pop-up menu which will cause the punctuation marks appear on the outside of the boundaries of the paragraph text box.
All those fonts, tough choice!
Now that we're taking type here I was also thinking about a nice tip I once read if you can't decide which font to use. It can be really time consuming going over the entire list of fonts one by one. By creating an action you can focus on your choice of font without loosing all that time.
- select your type layer in the Layers palette
- create a new action (click the document icon at the bottom of the Actions palette
- select the Type tool and click in the Font Family field in the Option Bar
- hit the down arrow key to scroll the entire list
- hit the stop button in the Actions palette
- select the action and choose Playback Options in the drop-down on the top right to set the necessary pause