Photoshop Top 40 marches on with Feature #38, “Vector Type.”
The idea is this: Most everything in Photoshop is made of pixels. Don’t get me wrong, pixels are fantastic. For the present, they’re the only means we have to render a continuous-tone image in the digital realm. But they are ultimately finite. And they don’t respond positively to enlargement.
Type is something altogether different.
Although Photoshop shows type in pixels, the program renders it as vectors, meaning that you can enlarge your text all you want without any degradation in quality. Not to mention edit the text, format it, and blend it with a photographic image in ways no other program permits.
Learn how in this surprisingly real-world—if occasionally tongue-in-cheek—video. I explore text wrap, masking, scaling, and more in delicious detail.
Thanks to Andrejs Pidjass of bargain image vendor Fotolia for the alluring photograph!
(For a list of all Photoshop Top 40 videos thus far, click this link.)