3: Principles Typography

Typography in Photoshop

Photoshop does not have so much flexibility in terms of vector type controls. But is better for projects aiming for artistic integration of type into images – for example Jabberwocky.

Video tutorials

Really good rapid overview of all type options in Photoshop  (in Hindi but I understand Hindi).

Type on a path

Good on the basic controls and keyboard shortcuts and exactly where to cllick when to make this process less frustrating. And stop things springing and disappearing.

Warp tool distorts text. On a path does not.

Keyboard: T, P, A and ShiftA. Kerning put cursor between letters and Alt left and right arrows.

Text Effects

Uses a more painterly approach and brushes for effects on the text.

Text art

uses patterns and actions.

Actions and Type Patterns series