How to Create Text in Adobe Photoshop CC
Hey there in this video, we're going to look at type in Photoshop. Okay. There's just too big to basic flavors. Okay, one is like this text box here, which types on forever. Okay. And then there's this one here with the type tool which has a fixed with where you can kind of get it to type to kind of be a bit more body copy ish. We'll learn some tricks about resizing and some other quickie little things as well. So let's get into it. Okay, so we are continuing on with the file from the last project. If you are just jumping into this one, you can open it up by going to file open and in your exercise files and 03 shapes, you can open up this one called coloring shapes, open that up and you'll get close to where we're at now. So we're gonna use the type tool. Okay, it's reasonably simple. There's two kind of main ways of using it. And now one thing to note is because we're working with all these shapes, Photoshop really likes to and I've got the type tool selected and I'm on the shape laye...
r, like this ellipse, it's gonna try and combine the text into this shape here, which is not going to work for us. So if you do run into that problem is going to undo, then go to select and go to de select layers. There's nothing selected. So there's two ways of adding text, right? If I click once. Okay, And I start typing. Oh stars. Okay, it'll just go on forever. I'm gonna select all this text. Okay I'm dragging my mouse across it and I'm gonna pick a friendlier font size for you guys to see. So just if you click once it's just gonna keep going forever, you can put a return in. Okay? So let's say I want all stars on two lines, I can just click in front of it, hit return and I've got to return. Ah Let's ignore the giant leading. Actually no let's adjust their leading. So I'm gonna select both of these guys. It's because I was playing with this earlier and the letting is the space between the lines and it is this option here. Okay, you can kind of hover above it. It's called line spacing here. Not letting. Okay. And you can set it back to often auto is a happy size. Now the other way of adding type is let's go back to our move tool that kind of like commits that text. You're done, grab the type tool again and instead of just clicking once which types on forever, we're going to click and drag out a box so I'm gonna kind of start halfway in here. I've got to make sure no layers are selected or at least none of these shape layers. I'm going to click hold and drag a box like this and by clicking holding and dragging what it does is that it allows you to have what's called a fixed width box. Just means when I start typing, when I start typing, it's going to break down to the second line. Okay, so it's really good for body text. We're doing this option here. Okay. We want the text to kind of snap around So a couple of things useful things is I'm going to select all my text and delete it all. Okay, I'm going to pick an appropriate font, size 20 is too big for in here, appropriate font size is I can't even remember. Let's go for 16 points. In this case I'm gonna pick a font, I'm using museo sans rounded. I like it. It's pretty um you're probably not going to have it. Okay. It's just a font that I've downloaded from something called ticket. So just have a little look through here. Pick a font, Pick a wait, this is like bold, light medium, But especially the font size. Get it to something like 16. Okay, it's probably still too big. Let's put in 12 for the moment. And I want to show you a couple little things. One is let's say you want to put in some fake text because you don't have it yet. Right. And I'm gonna switch mine off being capitals. Delete that mines on capitals because under advanced here advanced. Okay, I clicked on this button earlier when I was working on a side project that just says whenever I type make it all capitals have turned that off and I'm gonna close that back in. advanced. Is not that advanced. Okay, just has some extra stuff that you might need to close it down back in there please. Great. So I've got 12 points. I've picked the font and instead of just typing in like Mumbo Jumbo because you don't have the text yet, right, you're waiting for the client to have it. There is something in here, it's quite handy. Delete all that. I'm going to go to type so my curses flashing inside of here, type tool flashing inside of here type. There's this one called Pacer Lauren ipsum, you probably know what that is already if you don't, its just mixed up latin words, it's like yeah, they're actual latin words are just in a random order so that they're just good to hold the place of text until you get it. There's lots in there so that it just dumps a big lot of text in there. So if you delete a word it's probably gonna replaced by another word. Okay, it's just there's so much kind of spilling out of this. What you can do is I can click in there, go to select and go to all so it selects all the text and find the front size that works for me. 10 point font weight. Now we're gonna do a couple of things but we're not going to go through every font option like centered versus right align, you will be able to work that out and this one is the space between lines. What I like to do as well. You can type it in here. You can go I wanted to be 24. Okay. But I like to on these icons, we've looked at it before. You can click hold and drag on these icons, right? Just kind of drag them up and down. If your computer is old and slow dragging that thing just is painful. You have to type it in. Sorry about that to move your type, grab the move tool. Okay. And make sure you're on that layer and I'm going to move them around. That's gonna work for me. What else am I going to do? I'm just going to add some type now. Okay, I'm just going to basically add this stuff in here. You can totally leave now. There's no super awesome one. Super awesome trick. Okay, say this All stars thing here. So I've got the layer selected instead of going and playing with the font size which is fine. You can drag it up, you can drag it up. Okay, I'm going to undo and put it back. What I like to do is that same trick we used to scale up these circles. Works for fonts. Okay, so command T on a Mac or control d on a pc. The long way members under edit transform and there's one thing called scale And I find this is easy holding shift. Just I find I can just get the font size that I want roughly there, hit return when you're finished and you can see it's bumped it up to a weird 44.44 in terms of the leading. I'm probably just going to drag it down a little bit. I'm probably gonna make this bigger now. Now you can go, there's no super extra tricks. I'm gonna grab my Lawrence um and I'm going to drag it so it lines up and grab this rectangle. I'm gonna grab this, I'm gonna move it up and I'm gonna grab my type tool. I'm gonna put in that C taylor. Love you chuck. You made some sweet shoes if you're not huge on fonts. Okay. Often it's nice just to use the same font but different weights. So this one is the really thick 1000 or if it was another font it might be called extra black or bold. Okay, I'm going to turn it down to like 300. Yeah, 300. I'm going to go full 100. Okay, font size again. Instead of using font size, I'm just using the command t there's a little bit of dragging this thing around, moving it around, getting it how I want and you can keep typing it out often. A nice little trick. Is this all stars layer here. Okay, I'm gonna right click it and I'm gonna duplicate it should give it a name. I'm not going to, I'm just going to drag it down because what I want to do is grab my type tool, I'm going to put it in a web address. So this one's gonna be dub dub, dub dot scott shoes. Mhm. Dot com. one size too small. My transform scott choose doesn't exist. So I made that up because it's my last name. You when you're doing it, give it your own name, you could be, I don't know, smith's shoes. I think that's an actual thing there. Oh look, I've spelled shoes wrong. I kind of like it. It's kind of like, I don't know, I feel like it's foreign maybe a little too far and nobody's going to find my website awesome. So that's gonna be it for the kind of basics for faults. And we are going to look at doing type around a line in the next video. So let's go and do that there. Alright, see you there.