Using type in Photoshop Ep30/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

Using type in Photoshop Ep30/33 [Adobe Photoshop for Beginners]

October 5, 2019 17 By Peter Engel


– [Narrator] Hello and welcome
to this video tutorial. Gareth here from TastyTuts dot com. In the previous episode we learned how to use
the pen and shape tools to create original logo. We then brought the logo into our book cover
document as a smart object Positioned it correctly at the top and repositioned the header
to fit around it perfectly. Now if we look at the final design we can see, all that’s left to
do is add the type elements. In this tutorial I’m going to
finish the book cover design by adding the final type elements. To follow along with this video you will need to have the fonts installed hopefully at this point you
should have them installed. If not, the instructions can be found in the projects folder. The instructions can be
found in the add type folder in the create a project’s folder. So I will open the project folder and navigate to the project brief folder in the create a project folder. So if we open the brief we can see, down in the copy requirements section, the copy that we need
to include in the cover. So we already have the
graphic heading paper friends, under this we have the sub heading bring paper friends to life. So I’ll select this and
press command C to copy and come back into Photoshop. So this sub headline I am going to place at the bottom of the cover design, just over the paper grass. So I’ll make sure the top layer is selected in the layers panel and I’ll press T to activate the type tool then I’ll just click
in the middle like so, Once my type cursor is ready, I’ll first come into the character panel. If you cannot see your character panel, you can come up to window and activate your character panel there. So I’ll click on the top right hand menu of the top of the character panel, I’ll scroll down and
click reset character. This will just set everything to default, once clicked I’ll press command V to paste and I’ll paste in the copy I
just copied from the brief. So once my sub head is in, I’m going to format the type to get the effect I am looking for. So I’ll select all the type, I’ll come up into the control panel and first set the type to align center. Next I’ll click the color
box, I’ll type F six times to get a perfect white
color and click okay. I’ll then come into the font name and begin to type hello, this will pull up the
hello goodbye regular font. Hopefully you should have this installed. So I’ll select this and set my new font then on the type size, I’ll drag this up to around forty points. Once I’m happy I’ll press
and hold command and D and press enter to deselect the type. So I’ll press V to activate the move tool and click and drag the type
to position in the center. So next I want to make sure
it’s aligned perfectly center. So I’ll press command colon
to bring in my guides, with the type layer selected
I’ll press command T, this will activate the bounding
box around my new type. With the bounding box
I will be able to see the center point and place it
directly onto the middle guide like so. So now I know that this type is perfectly aligned to the center. I’ll press enter to
turn off full transform, and I’ll press command colon
to toggle away the guides. Now on this occasion, I think the type is looking a little tight and could do with a little
space between the letters. So I’ll press T to activate the type tool, I’ll click into the type and select all, I’ll come into the character panel and in the tracking I’ll type
in forty and press enter. I’ll then press and hold command and D and press enter to deselect. So now my type is a little to wide, so I’ll press command T,
to activate full transform, I’ll press and hold shift
and Alt and click and drag in from the top right corner slightly and this will scale the type
down nicely into the center. Once happy I will press enter. Perfect. With the move tool active, I’ll click on the arrow keys up and down, to just finally position the type. So back in the brief document, I’ll copy the next bit of copy in this hands on Origami storybook. Back in Photoshop with the
current type object selected in the layers panel. With the move tool active I’ll press and hold Alt on the keyboard and click and drag down
to duplicate it like so and I’ll just drag this under. Next I’ll press T to
activate the type tool and click into the new type. I’ll select it all and press command V to paste in the new type. So to this type I want to
apply a different font, I’ll press command A to select all, up in the control panel
I’ll click into font tab and type in league and
choose league spartan bold. This will change the font then
I’ll click into the font size and type in fifty and press enter. I’ll then press and hold command and D and press enter to deselect the type. So here we have the new type and size. With the move tool I’ll
press and hold shift and tap up and down on the
keyboard to move my type up and under the sub head like so. So I’ll press command colon
to activate the guides, now I need to keep the type
here within the inside margins, so I’ll position the baselines of my type here on the inner margin. I’ll press command colon
to toggle away the guides, I’ll select the sub head type layer above and tap up or down on the
keyboard just to place this nicely between the bottom type
and the top of the grass. Soon I’ll have something
that looks like this. So the last bit of type is the author name now for this I’ll place
this just under the header of the book. In the brief document,
I’ll select the author name by Cedric Blanker. I’ll copy this and come
back into Photoshop. So I want the author name in the same font as the bottom type here and under the header. So I’ll select the bottom type
element in the layers panel. With the move tool active I’ll press and hold Alt
and click and drag like so and place my new type just under the header in the canvas area. I’ll press T to activate the
type tool, click into the type I’ll press command A to select all and command V to paste in my new type. I’ll then press and hold
command and D and press enter to deselect the type. With the move tool I’ll
move the author name to align with the left
with the header title and if it’s looking a little big or to close to the bird character here, I’ll press command T and
press shift and click and drag on the top right corner to scale down. Once happy I’ll press enter. Now on this occasion this type is white and may not be as legible as it could be set on the light blue background. So on this occasion I
come into the layers panel and double click on the type layer in the space next to the name. This will activate the layer styles, so I’ll come over to the
left and select an outer glow layer style. On the right I’ll change
the blending mode to normal, I’ll click on the color and
choose a darker shade of blue than the background. On this occasion I’ll
type one d a two d c, in the value box and click okay. I’ll bring the opacity
down to about twenty five, I only want this to be a subtler effect, I’ll push the size up to twenty five and drag the range all the
way to one hundred percent and click okay. So there we have a subtle outer glow, just to lift the white text
off the light blue background. So that finishes the type
elements in the composition. Lastly I’ll come into the layers panel, I’ll select the type layers by
pressing and holding command to select the individually,
with them selected I’ll press command G to
group them into a folder and name it footer and type. Once created I’ll also
click the grass layer and drag it into the folder, once dragged in it will set
that layer automatically to the bottom of the
folder layer structure so we will still see our type on top. I’ll right click on the folder
and assign a green color. So now we have a complete
design in the canvas area Including all our design
elements in a nice clear layers structure in the layers panel. So now the design is pretty much complete, once I am happy with
my progress, I’ll press command S to save. Now the only work we have
to do now, is make sure that we are one hundred percent
happy with the positioning with all the elements in
relation to each other. The bird characters, the clouds
and the size of the header and so on. In the next video we are
going to finish the design and look at how to export
the artwork, ready to be supplied to the printers for print. See you in the next video. (upbeat music)