I am a font junkie. Seriously, I am. And I love to journal. It used to be a pain because I would simply select my Text tool and plop it anywhere on my page and type away. It was hard to make it look right and fit where I wanted it too. And what if I got it looking right and I decided to switch the font? It would mess everything up! So Here starts a little mini-series on the Text Tool and fonts and maybe a little bit on journaling. Hey! I said maybe! Today- the text box.
If you aren’t using text boxes for your journaling, well, you are making life a little bit harder. Maybe. To make a text box you simply select your text tool- hot key T – and click a point to start and drag on your page. It will look like this- you can now type inside your box, and PS will automatically line up, go to the next line and hyphenate words for you. Nice of photoshop!
But sometimes, our journaling isn’t best put in a box. In this LO I wanted to journal around my elements. I used the polygonal lasso tool -hot key L- to draw my box. *Extra tip* if you hold shift while going from point to point, you will get perfectly straight lines.
Just one more step and our box will be journal ready. We need to make the box a Text Path. With the marquee tool selected -hot key M- right click and a menu comes up. Select the option Make Work Path. I like to set my path selection at 2.0.
And now you can journal away to your little hearts content! Fun huh? This is the same method we used in the Tut here.
And here is what my LO ended up like. Fun huh? I used a template by me, AKA ScrappyCocoa, come soon to a DSS near you Next week I am going to delve a little deeper into the text tool. We’ll discuss fun things like kerning and stuff.
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