Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Hello everyone. Jenelle here with some quick tips for using the Text Tool in Photoshop (and Photoshop Elements, as I believe it is quite a similar process). I love playing around with type and fonts ~ I probably spend the most amount of time on my layouts choosing the right font! What about you? Are you a font junkie like me?!?! LOL!
I do have a lot of fonts installed on my computer, so it is hard for me to remember them all. However, I recently discovered a neat little trick to make the sample size larger in my preview screen. Now, I can get a good look at all the font styles I have available. It is as simple as tweaking a few settings in your Photoshop program.
- From the Menu Bar, choose Edit>Preferences>Type
- Check the ‘Font Preview Size’
- Choose ‘Large’ or ‘Extra Large’ from the drop-down menu (options will depend on your version)
- Click OK
Now you can really see all those font styles you have on your hard drive!! I find it much easier to browse through them when they’re set at the largest size.
Also, have you noticed that some fonts come ‘packaged’ in sets with further options to make them bold and italicized, while others don’t offer you these options? Never fear! Your Photoshop and Photoshop Elements programs give you these options – even when the font package doesn’t.
In Photoshop, all you have to do is :-
- Click on the Text Tool
- Highlight the text you’d like to alter
- Click on the Toggle the Character and Paragraph palette icon in the options bar
- Choose from Faux Bold, Faux Italics, Underline, Strikethrough, All Capitals (+ more) options. They are each represented by the row of ‘T’ icons
- Then tick the check mark in the options bar to confirm your alterations
To undo the effect, simply highlight the text and click on the corresponding icon again.
Thanks for stopping by today ~ I hope this post has given you a few more tricks to add to your digi-scrapping repertoire!
Please join us again tomorrow, when Kylie will be sharing our newest Template Challenge. We’re up to number 24 already! Until then, happy scrapping everyone!