Lesson 4 - Objectives 6-8 (Wednesday)
B04-06 Using the character and paragraph panels
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:
B04-07 Skill: Use grids for design layouts
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.
The next two videos teach design principles. watch them.
A few other grid resources are available in the resources section of this site.
B04-08 Skill: Installing, uninstalling, and managing fonts
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.