- Optimizing Photoshop
- Setting General Preferences
- Modifying File Handling Preferences
- Working with Display & Cursors Preferences
- Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences
- Working with Units & Rulers
- Working with Guides, Grid & Slices
- Selecting Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks
- Allocating Memory & Image Cache
- Working with Type
- Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager
- Customizing the Workspace
- Defining Shortcut Keys
- Creating a Customized User Interface
- Using Drawing Tablets
Working with Type
Although Photoshop is not by definition a type setting application, such as Adobe InDesign, it does have some very powerful type features. For example, Adobe Photoshop allows you to output PostScript text to a printer with a PostScript option. This way you will not need to place Photoshop images into type intensive applications, such as InDesign or Illustrator, just to create a few lines of text. In addition, Photoshop's new type menu lets you see fonts as they will print or display. For designers that use a lot of fonts, this WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) font menu is a timesaver. You can use Type preferences () to help you select the type and font options you want to use in Photoshop.
Work with Type Options
- Click the Edit (Win) or Photoshop (Mac) menu, and then point to Preferences.
- Click Type.
- Select the Type options you want to use:
Use Smart Quotes. Select to use left and right quotations.
Show Asian Text Options. Select to display Japanese, Chinese, and Korean type options in the Character and Paragraph palettes ().
Show Font Names in English. Select to display non-Roman fonts using their Roman names.
Font Preview Size. Select to display fonts on the menu in small, medium, or large size.
- Click OK.
IMPORTANT Photoshop uses PostScript measuring systems to size fonts. Therefore a 72 point font will print 1 inch tall. Using this number as a yardstick lets you know how big the fonts will appear when output to print.