Lesson 4 - Objectives 6-8 (Wednesday)
The Character and Paragraph panels are found in Photoshop's Window menu. They provide a broad range of type adjustments that give you nearly total control over how type looks in your document. Read the following:
To help with alignment, designers often use grids. Grids provide one way to design a document that will provide a consistent alignment throughout. In Photoshop, you can pull guides out from the rulers. Go to the view menu and choose Rulers. (Or press Command-R) When you have a document open, you can drag horizontal guides from the top ruler, and vertical guides from the side ruler. The newer versions of Photoshop have a New Guide Layout function in the VIEW menu. If you don't have that option, the video at right shows a free Photoshop extension - GuideGuide - that you can download, and which will make adding guides to your document easy and simple. Watch the video to learn how to use it.
The next two videos teach design principles. watch them.
A few other grid resources are available in the resources section of this site.
First of all, are you needing a font? Check the Resources Section for links to many free fonts sites. Watch the video(s) below that pertain to your operating system.