Save Type Settings for Customized "Style Sheets"

Suppose you were working on a series of mockups depicting several pages within a web site, or a series of ads for a single campaign. In either case, you likely have certain styles that will be applied to a variety of text across several files. For example, all the buttons on one client's web site might have the following characteristics:

• Font Tahoma bold

• Anti-Aliasing Strong

• Layer style Drop Shadow

After saving these characteristics as part of a preset type style, you can create new text layers or selections with those same characteristics quickly and easily.

TRY IT Before you can save a customized "style sheet," click the Type tool in the toolbox and adjust all the type options according to the style you have in mind. Then, click the first button in the Type option bar to reveal the Tool Preset picker. Once the picker is displayed, do one of the following to save the current type settings:

• Click the Create New Tool Preset button along the right edge of the picker, as shown in Figure 7-12.

• Choose New Tool Preset from the picker menu, accessible by clicking the triangle in the upper-right corner of the picker.

In either case, you are prompted to give the preset (style sheet) a name and click OK. After doing so, you'll notice the name is listed in the picker.

TRY IT To access the style sheet at a later time, simply click the Tool Preset picker button in the Options bar again and select the name of the style sheet from the available list. Then create your new text, which will take on the characteristics of the previously saved style sheet.

Figure 7-12 Use the Create New Tool Preset button to save type settings as a style sheet for futu re use.

Figure 7-12 Use the Create New Tool Preset button to save type settings as a style sheet for futu re use.

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