Chapter Twelve Working with Type

Learning how to effectively work with type can set you apart from the typical Photoshop user. People often concentrate on learning how to utilize Photoshop’s core strengths for image editing and then overlook the many powerful and creative Photoshop type tools and tricks. Those who take time to learn about type are well rewarded, because they will have the ability to combine image, design, and type with unparalleled possibilities. This chapter will get you up to speed on type essentials and further your progress on becoming a Photoshop expert.

But first, it’s worth pointing out that type in Photoshop is vector based. In other words, Photoshop type consists of vector-based outlines—mathematically ...

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