- Optimizing Photoshop
- Setting General Preferences
- Setting File Handling Preferences
- Setting Interface Preferences
- Setting Cursors Preferences
- Controlling Transparency & Gamut Preferences
- Working with Units & Rulers
- Working with Guides, Grid & Slices
- Setting Plug-Ins Preferences
- Selecting Scratch Disks
- Allocating Memory & Image Cache
- Setting Type Preferences
- Managing Libraries with the Preset Manager
- Using and Customizing Workspaces
- Building Specialized Workspaces
- Creating a Customized User Interface
- Defining Shortcut Keys
Setting Type Preferences
Although Photoshop is not by definition a typesetting 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 type menu lets you see fonts exactly as they will print or display. For designers who 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.
Work with Type Options
- Click the Edit (Win) or Photoshop (Mac) menu, point to Preferences, and then click Type.
- Select the Type options you want to use:
- Use Smart Quotes. Select to use left and right quotation marks.
- Enable Missing Glyph Protection. Select to automatically select incorrect, unreadable characters between roman and non-roman (Japanese or Cyrillic) fonts.
- Show Font Names In English. Select to display non-roman fonts using their roman names.
- Choose Text Engine Options. Select to display East Asian or Middle Eastern (New!).
- Click OK.