January 25, 2007
Mo’ betta tips for Photoshop type
Author & Photoshop TV personality Dave Cross shares a wealth of tips for working with text in Photoshop in a 10-page PDF on CreativePro.com. The chapter (excerpted from Dave’s book) gives succinct answers to a variety of questions (how to fill type with a texture, how to insert a copyright symbol, when to update type layers, etc.) and should be worth printing out for future reference.
- Veer says, "Next time you have to explain kerning to a layman, you’ll have a live demo just a zip away"–and with the sweater they’re offering, they’re right. Nice. :-)
- CreativePro has also launched TypeTalk, a monthly Q&A on typography. If you wonder things like which direction the apostrophe should face before "’70’s," for example–and yes, I do–the column should be a good read.