Adobe® Photoshop® Intensive

Lesson 58 of 68

Designing with Baseline Shift

 

Adobe® Photoshop® Intensive

Lesson 58 of 68

Designing with Baseline Shift

 

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

Lessons

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

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