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Layers: The Complete Guide to Photoshop’s Most Powerful Feature by Matt Co-host of the top-rated video podcast Photoshop User TV Kloskowski

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Creating Type Layers

TYPE LAYERS ARE HOW YOU GET TEXT INTO YOUR PHOTOSHOP DOCUMENTS. BUT THERE ARE LOTS OF EXTRAS, TOO

Creating text in Photoshop is simple enough. In fact, I probably wouldn’t need to write much of a tutorial for that: select the Type tool, click on the canvas, then type away. There...we’re done! But there’s a ton of other features when it comes to building images with professional-looking text and that’s what we’re going to cover in this tutorial. So, here’s the deal: this is a type chapter, but it’s no fun to just create text for the heck of it, so I created a little project. It’s a newsletter page for a finance column.

Step 1: You Have a Choice to Make

So, you have two options. (1) Start here and open the PSD file (that ...

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