One of the interesting things that can be done with text in Photoshop (CS+ versions), is creating it inside or along shapes and paths. This means that you can create different shapes and paths, then either fill them with text, or make the text flow along their work paths. This also means that whenever you edit that work path, the text will be updated accordingly as well. So it’s a pretty cool and really easy thing to achieve.
The Type menu is a new main menu command introduced in Photoshop CS6. It contains Type-related options that can also be found in the Options bar and the Character and Paragraph panels, and a couple of other options that have been moved out from the Layer > Type menu in previous PS versions. Here’s a look at what those options do.
The Character and Paragraph panels have a bunch of advanced text options to help you format and modify the text to your needs. Getting to know how those options work is super easy, but it makes such a difference in the way you handle text inside Photoshop, and makes the whole process more effective and professional.
Photoshop’s Free Transform command is one very useful feature for moving, resizing, rotating, and reshaping any object, including text.
Here’s a look at the basics of using the Free Transform Mode controls, and some tips and tricks and useful shortcuts to help you perform the many different transformations using that command.
Photoshop’s built-in Warp Text options are a great, and really easy, way to distort type into many different shapes. But what’s even better, is that the text, and the warp effect, remain fully editable!
Here are some simple tips to help you master the Warp Text options.