Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #38 – Vector Type

Published by | Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Type in Photoshop is forever editable and super-smooth. In Photoshop Top 40 Countdown episode #38, Deke shows how it works by assembling a high-res, pro-quality magazine cover in one short video. He demonstrates how align text to a path to wrap it to a shape, how to mask text, and make text suitable for hi-res printing.

See all of the Photoshop Top 40 Countdown tutorials.

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3 Responses to “Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland: #38 – Vector Type”

  1. JohnB says:

    Love the bit where you force the text behind the selected elements of the picture with a layer mask and I know it’s the correct way of doing it because it’s editable, but my 13 year old daughter did it in 2 seconds by Ctrl-C copying the selection, adding the text layer and then Ctrl-V pasting a new layer back on top! Kids!

  2. erik says:

    Thanks for a nice top 40 (so far at least ;) ). But. If the text is vector-based; why bother to resample image and add thousands of fake pixels? That makes no sense since pure vectors don’t have a resolution. 240 ppi is prob too low for a magazine print but resampling isn’t really the way to go there either since you’re just adding fake info.

  3. erik says:

    Last sentence is regarding the photographic image, better to find the original/take a new one.

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