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Understanding Adobe Photoshop CS5: The Essential Techniques for Imaging Professionals by Richard Harrington

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12. Using the Type Tool

Although Photoshop initially had very primitive type tools, its capabilities have grown significantly because many people choose to create and stylize type within Photoshop. This flexibility allows many designers to start (and even finish) designs inside Photoshop.

For many tasks, like multimedia and Web graphics, Photoshop plays an important role. In fact, if raster graphics are the intended output, Photoshop offers a full suite of typographic controls. Even if you intend to use other tools for text layout, it’s worth spending time learning Photoshop.

The Photoshop text engine is the standard that Adobe uses throughout its software products. Working with type might seem foreign at first, but you’ll find that type is ...

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