Adobe® Photoshop® Intensive


Adobe® Photoshop® Intensive


Lesson Info

Designing with Baseline Shift

So now let's take a look and another useful formatting feature and that is something called baseline shift okay, so when you type you'll see that your letter characters the bottom of them they all appear on an imaginary line okay, so this were domestic you can see how the bottom of the road in e s t I c they're all perfectly even well in some instances such as the case of a big old drop cap which is a capital letter that has been dropped beneath that imaginary line that the letters air sitting on to create a drop cap you need to actually make that letter go below the imaginary line that the rest those letters air sitting on so this is a setting that you can do to change this setting without having to create the d on a whole other type player and use the move tool it's actually position it where you want it so we're going to change what's called baseline shift because the imaginary line that these letters were sitting on is called their baseline okay that's the bottom the line that they...

aligned to on the bottom so this time you do need to highlight the letter that you want to change okay so activate that type player then highlight with your mail's the letter and you could just click and drag across it to highlight it just like you were going to change one letter of a word in a word processor and again over here in your layers panel of the exercise files if you purchased the course, you'll see the keyboard shark it shift option on a mac or shift ault plus the upper down arrow will change baseline shift and allow you to scoot that letter vertically wherever you want to place it. Okay, so to make this a true drop cap, I wanted to drop it its baseline below that of the rest the letters so holy names shift an option our shift all on the pc and you can use the down arrow key to drop it down or the up arrow key to raise it. So you're shifting the baseline of a single character and as you can see it's a useful design trick, so I'll click back on the layers painful just to get rid of the highlighting that I had going on in the d and you can see that it is a useful design trick. So without knowing where that setting lives with the keyboard shortcut for it, the only other way to do it would be too put the d on its own type player and use the move tool to position it vertically where you want it and let us find that to be not as efficient and not as fast as this if there's any adobe illustrator fans out there all of these text formatting keyboard shortcuts that I'm sharing with you work exactly the same way an illustrator as they do in photo shop.

Class Description

In this special photoshop tutorial, you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, author of Photoshop® CS5: The Missing Manual. There is so much to cover in Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 that we need almost a week to cover everything. In this special 4-day workshop you'll dig into Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 with Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed instructor and author. Lesa is informative yet entertaining with a unique way of explaining difficult concepts so you understand the "why" behind the "how". Get ready to spend a fun, high-energy week digging into the power of Photoshop.

Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1


1Introduction: Nitty Gritty Basics + Layers
2Workspace Overview
3Q&A: Workspace
4The Truth About Resolution and File Formats
5Changing Resolution Without Changing Quality
6Q&A: Resolution and File Formats
7Resizing with the Crop Tool
8Cropping with the Ruler Tool
9Resizing with Content-Aware Scale
10Resizing for Print/Web
11Layers and Layer Types
12Duplicating, Moving, and and Aligning Layers
13Q&A: Layers
14Creating Reflections
15Layer Alignment Tools
16Simple Slimming Technique (Resizing Layers)
17Colorizing a Black and White Image
18Creating a Solid Color Fade with Fill Layers
19Layer Masks: Hand Painted Image Collage
20Layer Masks: Gradient Mask Collage
21Layer Blend Mode Collage (Include Load Images as Stack)
1Using Selections Part 1
2Using Selections Part 2
3Q&A: Selection Tools
4Color Selections: Fixing Animal White Eyes
5Tightening Up Layer Masks
6Painting Selections with QuickMasks
7Using Vector Drawing Tools
8Vector Shapes: Creating an Oval Vignette
9Vector Shapes: Rounded Edges to Photo
10Use Channels to Create Selections
11Tough Selections Around Hair & Fur
12Refine Edges Part 1
13Refine Edges Part 2
14Creative Edges on Photos
15Embellishing with Vector Art
16Creative Vector Photo Frames
17Editing Smart Objects
18Smart Objects Template: Creating Dark Edge Vignette
1Smart Objects: Selective Blurring
2Smart Objects: Selective Sharpening
3Sharpening with the High Pass Filter
4Q&A: Sharpening
5Auto Color Adjustments
6Shadows and Highlights
7Using Levels
8When to Use Smart Objects
9Using Curves
10Lightening and Darkening with Blend Modes
11Enhancing Eyes and Teeth
12Changing Colors with Hue/Saturation
13Changing Colors by Hand Painting
14Faux Dodge/Burn: Reduce Wrinkle
15Color to Black and White
1Healing Brush
2Content Aware Fill
3Using Text in Photoshop
4Designing with Baseline Shift
5OpenType Fonts
6Placing Text Behind an Object
7Barely There Text: Faded and Hollow Text
8Pushing Photos Through Text
9Adding Texture to Your Text
10Convert Text to Paths
11Combine Images using Advanced Blending
12Realistic Photo Aging
13Faking HDR
14Wrapping Texture Around an Object