SVG Fonts In Photoshop CC 2017 – Emojis In Photoshop!

August 30, 2019 0 By Peter Engel

Welcome back to another very exciting tutorial
here at the My name is Jesus Ramirez and you can find
me on Instagram @JRfromPTC. One of the biggest enhancements to Type in
Photoshop CC 2017 is the addition of SVG Color Fonts to the list of supported font types. SVG fonts support multiple colors and gradients
in a single glyph. Photoshop CC 2017 ships with two SVG fonts
that Tragen Color concept and the EmojiOne Font. Yes, this means that you can now use emojis
in Photoshop. So, let me show you how to work with these
SVG fonts. I’m going to click on the Type Tool and I’m
also going to make sure that my glyphs panel is enabled. There are two ways that you can get to it,
by going into Window, Glyphs, or by using the graphic and web design workspace, so I’m
going to select that one and here it is in the right-hand side. Then I’m going to select a font called Kragen
Color. You can see the SVG font icon here; that’s
what it looks like. I’m going to click on that and I’m just going
to type PTC. And as you can see, this font has colors and
gradients attached to it. Now the reason that we opened up the Glyphs
panel is so that we can see the entire font list. Many of these fonts do not have corresponding
keys to the characters found within the font and you’ll see what I mean by that when we
use the EmojiOne font, and in other cases, using the keys on the keyboard will only give
you one color scheme even though there will be many others included in the font like in
this case. Notice the Glyphs panel here. If I click and drag up, you’ll see all the
different variations of the font that we have. There are a lot of different colors. There are two ways in which you can select
a different type of character or a different colored character. I can select the character and then go over
into the Glyphs panel and double click on the alternate character that I want to use. A faster way is by hovering over this shaded
box below the character, and then, you can see the different types of P’s that we have. So, maybe, we want to apply a blue P, so I’m
going to click on that, and there it is, the P is now blue. And I can do that for all the characters,
of course, or I can click on this icon here to go into the Glyphs panel and it will only
show me the alternates for the currently selected character. Watch what happens when I break this text
apart, so I’m going to right click on it and I’m going to select Convert to Shape. Now, this is a shape layer that is being controlled
by this layer here. If I double click on it, I can bring up the
foreground color picker and select the color. I could also click on it with the direct selection
tool and select the points of the text to adjust them any way I want, so that is a really
powerful capability. I’m going to go ahead and delete this layer. And now we’re going to look at the EmojiOne
font. I’m going to click on the Type Tool and I’m
going to select the EmojiOne font. Here it is EmojiOne as you can see, it’s also
an SVG type font and I’m going to click in here and I’m also going to type PTC. Notice that I did not get any emojis, but
if I go into the entire font dropdown, under the glyphs, under EmojiOne, you’ll see all
the different emojis that I have, so for example, I can double click here and add a happy face,
and there’s a whole bunch of others as you can see down the list. Now the really cool thing about the EmojiOne
font is that you can create composite glyphs. Let me show you what I mean by that. Just go ahead and delete the layer and I’m
going to start from scratch, make sure that I have the EmojiOne font selected. I’m going to click and what I’m going to do
now is go into one of these characters here. You’ll see a list of letters and watch what
happens when I enter two at the same time, the letter U and then the letter S, I get
the American flag. So you can use country codes to create other
emojis by compositing emojis together. Let me show you how that works once again. I’m going to double click on M then on X,
then I get the Mexican flag. I think I’ll go for D and E, we get the German
flag. As long as you enter a country code, you should
get a resulting flag. I also want to point out that if you hit the
Delete key or Backspace key, you won’t delete the actual flag emoji. Watch what happens with the German flag. I’m just going to hit Backspace once. I get a D; that is because that emoji was
composed of two other emojis–the D emoji and the E emoji–so we hit Delete once, we
delete the second one, which was the letter E, and we’re left only with the letter D. For Mexico, MX, we hit Delete once; we delete
the X and keep the M. And you probably guessed it, with the US, if we delete once, we’ll
keep the U, and that’s how you can break apart the emojis that you composite together. There’s also a different type of compositing
that you can do with the emojis. I’m going to go ahead and select one of these
yellow body parts, for example, this hand here, this pointing hand, and I can also click
on any one of these circles which represent skin color to change the skin color of that
hand, so I can double click on this darker skin color, and watch what happens. We added that skin color to that hand. If I hit backspace on the keyboard, I’d delete
the color, so once again, two emojis are creating one. If I add one of these emojis here with the
hard hat, I can come back and select one of those color swatches again, and the skin color
changes. And just like before, we can right-click on
the layer and we can convert the item to a shape, path, or rasterize. Rasterize will obviously be a pixel layer. If I go into Shape, you’ll see the shape that
makes up this emoji. And, again, you can click and drag to adjust
the points. Just as a side note, if you’re trying to do
this skin color changing technique, it doesn’t work with glyphs that contain more than one
person, so keep that in mind. And
that’s how you work with SVG fonts in Photoshop CC 2017.