Working with Type
In This Chapter
Understanding type basics
Creating point, paragraph, and path type
Setting type options
Editing and simplifying (rasterizing) type
Masking with type
Stylizing and warping type
Although we spout on in this book about how a picture says a thousand words, we’d be terribly negligent if we didn’t at least give a nod to the power of the written word as well. You may find that you never need to go near the type tools. That’s fine. We won’t be offended if you skip right past this chapter.
Then again, you may have an occasional need to add a caption, a headline, or maybe even a short paragraph to an image. Although it’s by no means a word-processing or even page-layout program, Elements does give you ample tools for creating, editing, stylizing, and even distorting type.
Understanding Type Basics
Elements has seven type tools. Two of them ...