Type Tool in Photoshop CS6+ – Creating Text in/on Shapes and Paths

Type Tool in Photoshop CS6

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.

Type Tool in Photoshop CS6+ – The Type Menu

Type Tool in Photoshop CS6

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.

Type Tool in Photoshop CS6+ – Character and Paragraph Panels

Type Tool in Photoshop CS6

Some basic Type Tool options were discussed previously in the Options Bar part of this Type Tool series. But there are even more formatting options available in Photoshop CS6.

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.

Type Tool in Photoshop CS6+ – Free Transform Basics and Shortcuts

Type Tool in Photoshop CS6

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.

Type Tool in Photoshop CS6+ – Creating Warped Text

Type Tool in Photoshop CS6

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.

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